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Geologists to Evaluate Kaolin Mineral in Rakai :: Uganda Radionetwork

Geologists to Evaluate Kaolin Mineral in Rakai

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Government has dispatched a team of geologists to Rakai district, to research on the viability of Kaolin Mineral.
Kaolin mineral was discovered in Rakai last year, in the Sub Counties of Dwaniro and Lwamagwa.
The four man team headed by a senior exploration Geologist in the ministry of energy and mineral development, Kato Vincent, will study the earth's surface, and other data to identify land with potential kaolin deposits. They will also grade the quality and quantity of the mineral.
Kato says the research findings will be vital to private investors who want to exploit the mineral. He said that government wants more investors to exploit Kaolin which he said is a lucrative mineral.
Kaolin is used in the manufacture of drugs, chalk, insecticides and paint. Matovu said that government is mobilizing private investors to extract the mineral. Uganda spends over 30 billion shillings annually in the importation of Kaolin products
The research has been funded by the World Bank under its Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources project.

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