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Kenya to engage stakeholder forums and review mining act 

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya will soon commence stakeholder forums aimed at reviewing the Mining Act of 2016 and ensure that provisions that root for greater community benefits are strengthened, officials said on Monday.

John Munyes, cabinet secretary for mining and petroleum, said the realignment of legislative framework governing the extractive sector is critical to ensure optimal benefits trickle to the grassroots.

“We need to relook the Mining Act of 2016 in order to address emerging concerns like royalties and community benefits. There is a strong consensus that laws governing extractive sector should be reviewed constantly to ensure they are responsive to the needs of local communities,” said Munyes.

He spoke in Nairobi during the third edition of Kenya mining forum attended by policymakers, industry executives and grassroots campaigners.

The two-day forum will discuss policy and regulatory incentives that should be enacted to attract investments in the mining sector that contributes an estimated 1 percent to Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP).

             

 

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