TWO DAY CAPACITY BUILDING MEETING ON MINING REGULATIONS & ITS LINKAGES TO RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN KWALE COUNTY

TWO DAY CAPACITY BUILDING MEETING ON MINING REGULATIONS & ITS LINKAGES TO RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN KWALE COUNTY

Hakijamii held a two day training at Msambweni Youth Social Hall in Kwale county. The activity focused on understanding the implications of Mining Act 2016 and its Regulations on benefit sharing.

There are 14 different types of regulations governing the mining sector in Kenya. Hakijamii trained the communities on two regulations highlighted in bold in the list below:

  • Mining (State Participation) Regulations, 2016
  • Mining (Licensing and Permitting) Regulations, 2016
  • Dealings in Minerals Regulations, 2016
  • Mining (Community Development Agreement) Regulations, 2017
  • Mining (Award of Mineral Rights by Tender) Regulations, 2016
  • The Mining (Royalty) Regulations, 2017
  • Mining (Use of Local Goods and Services) Regulations, 2016
  • Mine Support Services Regulations, 2016
  • Mining (State Participation) Regulations, 2016
  • Mining (National Mining Corporation) Regulations, 2017
  • Community Development Agreement Regulations

While studying these regulations our main objective was to find out how the regulations promote benefit sharing and making the information available to the project beneficiaries.

Through the activity we were able to achieve:

  • Project beneficiaries reported that they learnt a lot about public participation during the budget forums organized by the Budget and Appropriation Committee.
  • Participants demonstrated an increased understanding of Mining Act 2016 regulations in regards to royalty and community development.
  • Communities have created contacts (linkages) with the officials from the County Government and the mining corporations.

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