Uganda to open iron ore exploration tenders in 2013

The Ugandan government is to license the exploration of iron ore in 2013 in a bid to boost its mining sector, the minister of energy and minerals, Simon D’Ujanga, told Metal Bulletin sister title Steel First.

“Uganda needs to stop importing iron ore”, he said, noting Uganda’s plentiful untapped iron ore reserves. A shortage of the raw material in Uganda has affected the quality and quantity of steel...

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Sarah Akankwasa

December 31, 2012

12:20 GMT

Kampala