Byline: David Ssempijja
THE Government should improve the mining sector in Karamoja to accelerate the area's development, civil society organisations have advised.
Isaac Kabongo, the executive director of the Ecological Christian Organisation, said the Karamoja region was endowed with high-value mineral deposits, but mining was done crudely, hence not benefitting the community economically.
"If we want to fast-track development in Karamoja, we need to support communities involved in artisanal and small-scale mining using crude and hazardous methods," he said in an interview.
Kabongo said it was sad that Karamoja was among the most impoverished …