Explain four ways in which mining contribute to the economy of Kenya.

Explain four ways in which mining contribute to the economy of Kenya. (8 mks)

  • Provides raw materials for manufacturing industries
  • Stimulates the development of transport and communication
  • Opens up the remote areas through development e.g. water supply for drinking, construction of schools and hospitals
  • Promotes settlement leading to growth of towns e.g. Magadi
  • Generates employment opportunities where people earn income
  • Promotes agriculture by providing market
  • Lead to set up of other related industries

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