Kenya to set up gold refinery to help small miners
SEE ALSO :Meet Kenya's deal maker extraordinaireThe new refiner will provide services to help vulnerable, artisanal and small-scale miners and other local producers meet international standards, the ministry said. “The aim of the project is to improve the livelihoods of the beneficiary community, regional economy and that of Kenya as a whole,” the ministry said. It said the refinery would create new jobs. While Kenya is a small gold producer, it has attracted investors like London-listed Goldplat Plc, which operates a mine in south western Kenya. Kenya’s most successful mining operation has been Base Resources’ subsidiary, Base Titanium, whose Sh3 billion ($305 million) project in Kwale County in the south coast region, shipped its first mineral consignment in 2014.