Kenya mulls mineral analysis laboratory plan to benefit whole of East Africa

By Liz Gyekye
Published: Friday, 21 August 2015

Kenya’s senate has recently passed the eagerly awaited mining bill. Following hot on the heels of this news, the country is now planning to build a mining and oil laboratory in its bid to quicken the development of the industry in Kenya and East Africa in its entirety.

The Kenyan government is considering whether a $40m to $50m mineral and oil analysis laboratory that would give the nation better access to its resources information should be privately-run or state-operated.

The government plans to use this facility to service the whole of East Africa, in order to help mining companies...

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