Wednesday, October 23, 2019

MINES AND GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The Department was started on 1st January, 1933 through the Mining Ordinance of 1933, which replaced the code prevailing in the then Tanganyika Territory of 1931. The current Mining Act Chapter 306 commenced on 1st October 1940 and has been revised on two occasions 1972 and 1987.

The Department is headed by the Commissioner of Mines and Geology. It is divided into Mining and Geology Divisions.

MANDATE

  • Carry out geological Survey and Research
  • Maintenance of Geo-scientific database and information
  • Administration of legislation relating to mineral resources development
  • Mining and Mining Policy formulation
  • Advising the Government on Mineral Policy matters
  • Supervision of quarry and Mine safety
  • Security of commercial explosives.
COMMISSIONER OF MINES,
MINES AND GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT
MADINI HOUSE, MACHAKOS ROAD,
P.O. BOX. 30009-00100
NAIROBI, KENYA
TEL. 254 20 558034 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
254 20 558034      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
FAX. 254 20 555796

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