Long-term relationships key to growth of Kenya's mining sector, says Ministry of Mining

By Dale Benton
The Kenyan mining sector is on the rise. With ambitious plans to turn the country into a flagship mining sector, one that is attractive for investment...

The Kenyan mining sector is on the rise.

With ambitious plans to turn the country into a flagship mining sector, one that is attractive for investment, stable and predictable, the Ministry of Mining in Kenya is already starting to see progress.

Collaboration with governmental bodies and organisations is key to any mining operation, but how big a role will this relationship play in the future of Kenya’s mining industry?  
“As a country, we believe strongly that to create a robust investment environment, relationships are extremely key and not about short-term gains,” says Dan Kazungu, Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Mining, Kenya.

“Mining projects are by nature long-term and therefore the relationships built should be long-term,” he says.

Related stories:

The mining sector is one that requires multiple levels of stakeholder engagement. This stretches from investors, to governments as well as the local communities in which mining operators choose to base their operations.

This is what Kazungu feels, creates a culture of creating a “win-win-win-win” across the sector.

This is the only sustainable way; – win for the investor who takes the risk (sometimes massive risks) and creates jobs, win for the national government that creates the enabling environment for investments to flourish and prosper,” he says.

“There’s also win for county governments as that is where all mining projects are established. Finally, there’s the win for the local community as Kenyans are the core beneficiaries of the mining activities in the country.”

Look out for the September issue of Mining Global magazine, which features our exclusive interview with Dan Kazungu, Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Mining, as well as a special report on Base Titanium, an Australian mining company with signifcant operations in Kenya, flying the flag for the future of Kenya’s mining sector.


Featured Articles

China increases copper import pace, following price plummet

In August, China reached a 26% rise - representing a 100,000+ tonne increase - in copper imports year-on-year, largely driven by product price drops

Ford criticises “inefficient” government mining permissions

In a letter to the US Department of the Interior, the car giant Ford has asked the American government to speed up its current mining permission process

Aggreko and Labyrinth Resources’ sustainable power project

Labyrinth Resources has been working with Aggreko to complete a virtual pipeline power project, which is designed to aid the sustainable energy transition

Despite regional ban, crypto miner Canaan doubles profits

Digital Mining

The future of all-electric sustainable mining technologies


Anglo American first half earnings decline 28 percent

Supply Chain & Operations