The company is grateful for the support of both the regional and national governments during a lengthy shutdown period Banro states, adding that it intends to progressively ramp up production at Namoya during January.
As reported in 2017, the suspension of mining operations at the Namoya mine was due to the activities of local groups, which took control over certain areas along the sole supply road to Namoya and shut down transit.
The impact of those activities resulted in the depletion of essential operating stock and supplies, leading to the temporary suspension of mining operations at Namoya. The mine reached commercial production in January 2016.
Normal operations are continuing at the company’s Twangiza gold mine.
To strengthen its position and diversify its risk in the DRC, Banro’s longer-term objectives include the development of two additional major, wholly-owned gold projects, Lugushwa and Kamituga.
The four projects, each of which has a mining license, are located along the 210 km-long Twangiza-Namoya gold belt in the South Kivu and Maniema provinces.
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