Three partner institutions of the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Technological Development have received equipment intended for research and interpretation of geophysical data in the country. The equipments purchased by the Mining Sector Capacity Building Project PRECASEM with funding from the World Bank was handed to the beneficiaries by the new minister of Mines, Ernest Ngwaboubou on Monday the 7th of October 2015.
The Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development exhorted the users to ensure the strengthening of local and regional mining activities in the country. According to the Director of Geology in the Mining Industry,Theophile Ndugsa,the new equipment will help the mining industries to be efficient in the extraction of mineral substances in the country.
Meron Yannah a researche and part of the team that just carried out a successful airbone survey on natural resources on the geophysical landscape of Cameroon thanked the donors and noted Cameroon's zeal to further research on the geology. She added that Cameroon has hidden resources like graphite, bauxite, diamond amongst others that if efficiency exploited will boost economic development. Acquiring these equipment is timely as Cameroon mining still remains at the margins of her economy.