Petroleum and Mining Cabinet Secretary John Munyes has called on investors in the mining sector to adhere to the new mining act 2016 by ensuring the locals communities participate and benefit from resources in their locality.
Speaking in Kwale County during a sensitization program Munyes said the government was keen in revolutionizing the sector with has a great potential of turning around the economic growth in the country.
The government has launched an ambitious campaign to resurrect the mining sector with the new mining act 2016 which seeks to revamp the sector which has a potential to turn around the country’s economy.
Top on the list the act seeks to iron out and prevent wrangles so often witnessed between locals and the mining investors.
Sentinments shared by local leaders who accompanied the cabinet secretaries including Kwale senator Issa Juma Boy, Msambweni MP Suleiman Dor his Lunga Lunga counterpart Khatib Mwashetani and county woman rep Zulekha Hassan among other local leaders.
The Act greatly simplifies the mining rights creating a conducive environment for foreign investors helping the mining sector play its part in developing Kenya into a globally competitive nation.