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Aerial survey to assess Kenya’s mineral resources

Kenya: A nationwide mining survey of Kenya will boost the country”s nascent mining sector and act as a catalyst for foreign investment, said Chirau Ali Mwakwere, Kenya”s minister for environment and natural resources.

Mwakwere further said that his ministry has asked the central government to authorise a country-wide aerial survey to map out and assess potential mineral resources.

“Kenya is largely under-explored and this whole mineral potential is still unknown,” he added.

The aerial surveys will cost Kenya – which has a surface area of 580,000 square kilometres – around 15 billion shillings to complete, Mwakwere said.

Source: Swiss Info