Kadaga said the region has many untapped mineral deposits that can be used, when well exploited, to improve the welfare of Ugandans living in Busoga.
We are endowed with a lot of minerals; I asked the district leaders in Busoga to use data we gave them on maps to establish where these mineral resources are located,” said Kadaga.
Kadaga said the region has many untapped mineral deposits that can be used, when well exploited, to improve the welfare of Ugandans living in Busoga. The speaker made the remarks while meeting the Busoga Consortium in Parliament on Wednesday.
She commended the progress being made by the Busoga Consortium in lobbying for the growth of the region and tasked the group to do more in promoting mineral development in the area.
. All political leaders hailing from Busoga Kingdom belong to the umbrella body, the Busoga Consortium led by their patron and Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.
Bugiri, Iganga and Mayuge have rare earth metals. Rare earth metals such as alloys, are used in the construction and manufacturing of automobile (cars, aeroplane) parts, and largely in electronics. Iganga district has potential deposits of gold and nickel. Mayuge has potential deposits of iron ore. Several districts have industrial minerals such as clay, sand, coltan.
Busoga is comprised of the following districts; Bugiri District, Buyende District, Iganga, Jinja, Kaliro, Kamuli (where the speaker comes from), Luuka, Mayuge, Namayingo and Namutumba.