Turkana rolls out plan to promote value-addition in gemstone mining


Officials at a mining site in Turkana County.

Photo credit: Sammy Lutta | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • County mineral resources chief officer Moses Natome said the county is endowed with precious and high valuable stones such as sapphire, rhodolite garnet and jade.
  • Mr Natome said the devolved unit is in consultation with State Department of Mining to establish a gemstone value addition centre.

The Turkana county government plans to promote value added gemstone mining to enable local artisanal miners get higher income from the valuable stones.


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