- Limited capital and skilled labour force which forced Uganda to import capital and skilled labour and this later led to profit repatriation.
- There is a high rate of rotting and decaying of the physical infrastructure on the site at Kirembe due to complete copper mining. Also the flooding of R. Nyamwamba recently as led to destruction of important infrastructure.
- Price fluctuation for copper on the international market which discouraged further copper mining at Kirembe.
- There was a problem of increasing difficulties in the mining conditions which led to increased production cost and this was because recruiting cheap labour was no longer easy.
- There was copper ore exhaustion within the established areas of mining. This required more exploration for more copper reserves which was more costly.
- Copper ores constituted only 1.9% pure copper and 98.1% was waste. This became uneconomical to continue with copper mining activities.