Power crisis affected gold

The electricity crisis was behind a drop in the country's gold production in the first quarter of the year, the Chamber of Mines said yesterday. In the first three months of the year, gold production fell by 15,6percent to 52228 kilograms from the last quarter of 2007, the chamber said. It was vital that there not be a repeat of the crisis which effectively closed the gold industry in January, the chamber said. - I-Net Bridge

The electricity crisis was behind a drop in the country's gold production in the first quarter of the year, the Chamber of Mines said yesterday. In the first three months of the year, gold production fell by 15,6percent to 52228 kilograms from the last quarter of 2007, the chamber said. It was vital that there not be a repeat of the crisis which effectively closed the gold industry in January, the chamber said. - I-Net Bridge

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