President Yoweri Museveni is expected to grace the official opening of the 5th Mineral Wealth conference which is slated to begin on Wednesday and end on Thursday at Serena hotel.
At the event that will be running under the theme, abortion http://churchofthekingmcallen.org/wp-content/plugins/google-analyticator/other_plugins.php “Attracting exploration investment to Uganda’s mineral sector to realize its full potential, page http://coastalallergycare.com/wp-admin/includes/class-automatic-upgrader-skin.php ” the president has been invited as Chief Guest.
Addressing the media at a press conference on Monday, ambulance Chairman of the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum Dr Elly Karuhanga revealed that at the conference there will be an exhibition of different minerals that Uganda has.
Panel sessions from international speakers will also be held to share experiences with a key note address from the African Union.
“People of Uganda should know that they are blessed; almost every village has minerals, the people just don’t know,” Dr Karuhanga said.
He further noted that all Ugandans should endeavour to participate and not only wait for foreign investors to come and look for the minerals for them.
“We can’t just stand and watch only foreign investors take our minerals away yet we can get them ourselves too”
Karuhanga further noted that most people see mines and petroleum investment as highly risky, because they don’t know what it’s worth.
“It’s going to be a great educational conference and we encourage all Ugandans to take part, he urged”