Committee on Natural Resources suspends pozzolano extraction in eastern Uganda

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Uganda: The Uganda government’s Committee on Natural Resources suspended pozzolano extraction at quarries in eastern Uganda on 14 November 2019. The Daily Monitor reported the cause of the suspension as pollution of water sources. Speaking at Tororo Cement’s Chemangal quarry, committee chair Kefa Kivanuka said that “The regulatory authorities were negligent,” and that activity at quarries was suspended until the completion of a damage assessment involving committee meetings with cement producers for the review of their pozzolano extraction licences. Besides Tororo Cement, Hima Cement, Kampala Cement and Kenya-based National Cement subsidiary Simba Cement all supply plants with pozzolano extracted in the region.

Last modified on 20 November 2019


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