Amani Gold
Exploration team at Kebigada in the Democratic Republic of Congo

ASX-listed Amani Gold has been granted an extension to complete a feasibility study for its Giro gold project in the DRC.The company’s DRC subsidiary, Amani Consulting sarl and state-owned entity Société Minière de Kilo Moto sa (Sokimo) have agreed on a deadline for completion of the study to 31 December 2018.

This will be in exchange for payment of a fee to Sokimo of US$750 000.

If the feasibility study is still not complete by that date for reasons beyond Amani Consulting’s control and, in general terms, the feasibility study is progressing positively, then Sokimo may grant a further 12 months extension (i.e. to 31 December 2019).

Thereafter, in the absence of a completed study, Sokimo has the right to terminate the shareholders’ agreement with Amani Consulting by issuing a termination notice with a six months duration.

“The Amani Group is pleased to announce the agreement with Sokimo. That gives the company sufficient time to increase mineral resources through ongoing exploration at the Giro gold project and complete the necessary feasibility studies,” says chairman Yu Qiumin.