A GRTS crew touring the country have discovered what many have suspected for a longtime : a secret mining center located few kilometers from Basse about 370 kilometers from Banjul. The villagers have confirmed that Jammeh has been operating this mine believed to have been excavating mineral stones under heavy security.
Gambia’s Parliament was told last month that less than $4 million was deposited into the country’s mining account at the Central with tens of millions in revenue unaccounted for.
Among the minerals mined in Gambia is : gold, tin, titanium, laterite, and quartz sand So far not many gold reserves have been found, it says, but the country has a lot of potential in view of the fact that not much commercial gold exploration has been done in the country.
— Abdoulie Sey (@jaimolel) August 2, 2017