Tantalum

Illicit Gold and khat trade messes Ethiopia’s economy -PM Abiy Ahmed

Illicit Gold and khat trade messes Ethiopia’s economy -PM Abiy Ahmed

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed responded to the questions from the House of Representatives. Prime Minister said that illegal business activities are affecting the country's foreign exchange to a great extent. He also mentioned that the production of gold and khat is going out through smuggling this year. The Prime Minister said that a year ago, 20 quintals of gold were sent from Asosa to the central market, but this year only 3 quintals were sent, which is an indication of the expansion of gold smuggling business. He added that even though tantalum is produced at a high level of profit,…
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