The Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Forum (MSDF) on Sustainable Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in Taita Taveta County hosted its third forum on the 4th December 2020. The forum achieved two goals:
1. Provide mining stakeholders the opportunity to give critical feedback on the draft Taita Taveta Sustainable Mining Action Plan 2021-2025.
2. Presentation to help address a critical knowledge gap the miners have on mining and land laws, policies and regulations that affect artisanal and small-scale mining.
The artisanal miners provided positive feedback on the Taita Taveta Sustainable Mining Action Plan and the impact it will have on mining in the County and Country: notably,
We believe that a good understanding of the laws and policies and how they relate to the day to day activities of the ASMs can increase the implementation of these laws and policies. In the last two MSDF, the miners have constantly expressed the difficulties they faced when applying for and accessing mineral rights, land access and meeting environmental management requirements. To educate and raise awareness about the laws and policies governing artisanal and small-scale mining,
The current Members of the Taita Taveta Artisanal Mining Committee include:
EMCA regulations related to mining include:
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