Plans to revive Fluorspar kicks off-Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Wisely Rotich
Elgeyo Marakwet governor Wisley Rotich now says his administration will revive Floursper mining in the County.
Speaking to the press after visiting fluorspar mine to ascertain its situation Rotich said the company will be back to its feet.
“I made a promise to the people of Elgeyo Marakwet towards the revival of Fluorspar Mining company. I am happy that the factory is still intact only waiting to roar. To steer it back to operations, a seven-member taskforce committee which will report to my office in the next 30 days has been formed,” said the Elgeyo Marakwet governor.
He says Soy South and Soy North Members of County Assembly Jonah Tanui and Simon Chepseba, Sammy Chebii, Joseph Koech, Kibor Samoei, Jacob Torut, and Joyce Kiplimo are the taskforce committee members.
“The committee will co-opt six members from the community who will include two men, two women, and two youth. They will seek community consent on the revival of the once vibrant Mining company which employed more than 2,000 people among other issues,” he added.
The minerals according to a geological survey shows that the Fluorspar in Kerio Valley can be mined for the next 30 years.
“The report will then be forwarded to the Ministry of Mining and the President who is aware of the process. I have engaged other leaders led by our Senator and MPs, and all are in agreement that the factory which was of great benefit to our people should be brought back to life. The factory had one of the best schools in the country and a modern health facility. Fluorspar shall be back,” said.