The Ministry of Mining was formed by the government after the country’s March 4th general elections to look into mining activities in the country. The Ministry undertakes various functions aimed at enhancing growth of the mining sector in the country as guided by the executive order No. 2 of 2013.
Vision: Satisfaction of all customers with mineral resources geo-spatial data services.
Mission: To provide sustainable mineral resources and geo-spatial services that exceed customer needs
- Creatity and innovation
“The Ministry of Mining undertakes various functions aimed at enhancing growth of the mining sector in the country as guided by the executive order No. 2 of 2013.”
The Ministry came about after the realization that the sector has the potential to significantly contribute to national and local growth. Over the last decade the amount of minerals extracted and exploited has been increasing.
Previously, mining activities in the country were handled by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources through the Mines and Geology Department
H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Hon. Dan Kazungu as Cabinet Secretary and Dr. Ibrahim Mohamud Mohamed as Principal Secretary, Ministry of Mining on 18th December 2015.
- Minerals Exploration and mining policy and Management.
- Inventory and mapping of mineral resources.
- Mining and minerals development
- Policies on the management of quarring and mining of rocks and industrial minerals
- Management of health and safety in mines.
- Policy around extractive industry.
- Resource Surveys and remote sensing
- Maintenance of geological data (research, collection,collation,analysis.