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Uis Tin mine to boost local economy

18/07/2018
by Rodney Pienaar
Business

Uis tin mine has brought good news of prospective investment in the settlement by Afritin mining which is currently doing infrastructure designs.

Activities at the mine have been dormant for over two decades but now new investors have their eye on the small town and plans to commence operations next year are underway, chief executive officer of Uis settlement, Amingo Honeb told The Villager.

“This is a milestone that we have reached. Development of the town will be fast-tracked by the opening of this mine. We are hoping to see more investors come to the settlement. The mine has been closed for a long time but finally we are seeing developments in a sense of investors that showed interest in opening up the mine,” he said. 

He added that the solution to economic hardships the settlement inhabitants face are in the opening of the mine and preference will be given to them for employment when the mine is officially opened.  

Earlier this year the chief executive officer of AfriTin Mining, Anthony Viljoen announced plans to identify, design and to begin construction of the plant site will be undertaken through the use of high resolution satellite that has already been purchased and topographical interpretation is also currently being prepared. 

The company also appointed Namibian engineering firm Crush Plant and Utility Spare, which specialises in the construction and installation of crushing equipment, to match it to required specifications and associated installations at the mine, earlier this year.