Feature - Gold Mining in Uganda
Surely FairTrade is about coffee and bananas, isn’t it? Yes, but the FairTrade Organisation is quick to point out that it doesn’t matter what the commodity is, people should get a fair price for the work they do and in Africa gold miners are being ripped off. It’s not as though they have a choice, it’s dig or starve and it’s accept a pittance for their labours or work harder the following day. FairTrade has moved in and is gradually improving mines and mining conditions and in so doing, giving the miners a future.
In a thick rich seam stretching from Lake Victoria right into Kenya, gold lies more...