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Great Rift Geo-Sciences Company to Explore for Minerals in Ntungamo

Stephen Turyahikayo, a consultant with the company, says they have already started sensitizing residents in the areas where the exploration is set to take place. He asked residents not to be misled into rushing to buy land, saying it may have or not have minerals.
A map showing one of the areas where exploration will take place

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 Great Rift Geosciences SMC limited is to carry out mineral exploration activities in Ntungamo district. 

The Company secured a three-year contract in 2017 from the Directorate of Geological survey and mines (DGSM) in the Energy and Development-MEMD, which will run for the next three years. 

 

The exploration activities will be carried out under exploration Licenses EL 1667 AND EL 1676. The Ugandan registered company will make new geologic maps, ground geophysical surveys as well as use drones to conduct aerial surveys.

The exploration will mainly target minerals such as gold, cobalt and tin among others. The exploration will cover Kitwe town council, Rweikiniro and Ruhaama Sub County.  The other areas include Rubaare Sub County, Rugarama and Nyabihooko.

 

 

Stephen Turyahikayo, a consultant with the company, says they have already started sensitizing residents in the areas where the exploration is set to take place. He asked residents not to be misled into rushing to buy land, saying it may have or not have minerals.

 

Denis Singahache, the Ntungamo District LC V chairperson, says the company has already approached them on the matter. He cautioned the company to take care of environmental concerns.

 

 

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