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Kenya Mining lures industry captains

Captains leading Kenya’s mining industry from companies such as Base Titanium, Acacia Mining, Karebe Gold Mining and the Kenya Chamber of Mines are expected to share their wealth of experience at the upcoming Kenya Mining Forum in Nairobi.

“Base’s key message is to show the world what is possible to achieve in Kenya.

“By showcasing the successful development and operation of the Kwale Mine and the strong cooperation and commitment received from the Government of Kenya, we hope to be viewed as a catalyst for further investment in the country’s mining sector,” said Simon Wall, Acting General Manager – External Affairs, Base Titanium in Kenya.

Slated for 12 to 13 November will focus on mining investment opportunities in Kenya’s counties, case studies from successful mining projects, an update on the gemstone, artisanal and small-scale sector as well as financing and regulatory challenges.

“Another key message is to demonstrate to potential investors the efforts being undertaken by the government to facilitate growth of the mining sector.

“Central to this is the Mining Act 2016, but other initiatives are equally important; for example the plan to conduct the aerial geophysical survey, the huge investments being made in infrastructure and the drive to lower the cost of energy through increased production and improved delivery,” said Wall.

Other panelists joining Base Titanium in this discussion include Johannes Henckel, Head of Discovery, Acacia Mining in South Africa as well as Charlie Tryon,Director and Chariman of Karebe Gold Mining Ltd, Kenya’s largest gold producer.

“We have developed an underground narrow vein mining operation that employs 330 people and has contributed 2bn shillings in local contributions to the economy during the life of the mine.

“We are looking to scale the mine up further and increase our exploration activities,” said Tyron.

“I would like to see a more vibrant gold sector modelled on the Zimbabwean gold mining industry of old. This will take a generation to develop but could result in a 10-20 ton of gold production in the near term,” he added.

The Kenya Mining Forum exhibition is expected to be double the size of last year with more than 40 suppliers showcasing the latest local and international solutions and services for mining operations.

In addition, mining staff can hone their practical skills at the free technical workshops on the expo floor and there is a new outdoors equipment display area where some of the larger technology can be test driven.

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