Environmental Social Impact Assessment for the proposed Makuutu Rare Earths Project

Project in brief: Atacama Consulting was contracted by Rwenzori Rare Metals, the Uganda subsidiary of Australian-based IonicRE to collect Baseline Socio-economic Data for the proposed Makuutu Rare Earths Project’s Central Mining Pit.

Atacama Consulting was engaged to develop a Stakeholder Engagement Plan for the lifetime of the project development; a plan which will be updated on a rolling basis and as stakeholder dynamics evolve or any other reason thereto.

Atacama Consulting went ahead to undertake Stakeholder Engagement for the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (the detailed ESIA phase in particular) for the proposed Makuutu Rare Earths Project located in Bugweri, Mayuge, and Bugiri Districts, Eastern Uganda.

The project is a one-of-a-kind large scale mining project with a focus on rare earth metals, the first of its kind in Uganda.