Mercury cartels thrive across Uganda’s gold mines

Artisanal gold miners at Kisiita mining site Kassanda District go about their business on March 18, 2020.photo/file

What you need to know:

Many gold miners use mercury during mining, however, experts warn that the use of the metal has far greater consequences on the health of the public as well as the environment.

Sofia, a shabby border outpost in Busia District, is the commercial pulse in this area.

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