The Minister of State for Energy and Minerals Dr.Sarah Opendi has asked the government to investigate the administration of Kilembe mines in Kasese district over allegations that mineral samples that were picked during exploration are missing.
During her visit to the mines over the weekend, Opendi realized that functional tanks and pipes were taken by TIBET, a company contracted to collect scrap from the area and manage the stores.
She noted that the stores which are supposed to keep samples picked during exploration are empty.
The minister ordered the halting of scrap collection from the area until an investigation is done. Dr. Opendi 1 Speaking;…
Fred Kyakonye, the Chief Executive Officer for Kilembe Mines confirmed that mineral samples are missing.
He said that the samples were collected and dumped by the company assigned to collect scrap.
Kyakonye however, denied claims that some of the samples were still functional. Mr. Fred on samples;…..
The LCV Chairperson Kasese District Sibendire Bigogo says the absence of samples means that they have nothing to show prospective investors.
Mr. Bigogo on mines speaking;…
Earlier, The LCIII Chairperson Kilembe sub-county Modesto Kamate told the minister that they were surprised to see the company collect materials they thought was still useful. Ends .