Burundi ore offers gains
With the mining of nickel in Burundi underway, East Africa shows the beginnings of a strong iron and steel industry.
We have most of the elements to develop a viable industrial base.
However, I wonder whether we will not find ourselves in a fix. I am thinking of the Nigeria situation of being a top oil exporter and yet also importing more expensive refined fuel products.
According to Burundi Second Vice President, Dr Gervais Rufykiri (left) Burundi is among the 10 countries in the world that has important nickel deposits.