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Cabinet Secretary for Mining Unveiled the Mineral Rights Board

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Kenya Cabinet Secretary for Mining Unveiled the Mineral Rights Board 

After a long wait, the CS for Mining Mr. Dan Kazungu has unveiled the Mineral Rights Board. This is a very important institution under the Mining Act 2016. 

The board’s functions are highlighted in Section 31 of the Mining Act, 2016. Below is an extract: 

mineral rights board
mineral rights board

You can notice that the Mineral Rights Act will be in charge of granting, suspension and renewal of mining licenses among other duties. 

The extract below shows the membership structure:

Membership of Mineral Rights Board
Membership of Mineral Rights Board

The Mineral Rights Board will be made up of 9 members. The Principal Secretaries from National Treasury and Ministry of Mining; the Chairperson, the Chair of National Land Commission (NLC); the Directors of Mines and Geological Surveys and two other persons with professional qualifications in mining industry. 

READ also: Understanding Titanium Mining 

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