Challenges in the Mining Sector

The following are the challenges in the mining sector;

  • Lack of data on estimates of mineral deposits has hindered the growth of the sector.
  • No local institutions training relevant professionals and technicians to work in the mining industry.
  • Lack of a final map showing all the permits for the mining.
  • Low capacity in negotiating mining contracts.
  • High export transport costs from the mining areas to the market.
  • High energy costs that minimizes value addition to the mineral and quarry resources.