Over the years, Maths and Science have been a challenge to many students across the country. It makes you wonder if we were meant to be a strictly artistic nation. But really, it might be important to know why women consistently shy off science courses. Is there a hormonal or psychological explanation to this? And is there anything wrong if a woman decides to venture into the field? How does society take it?
#MindSpeak – Mining in our region
#MindSpeak organised Aly-Khan Satchu at the Intercontinental Hotel, had a discussion panel about the extractive industry and I attended this session from which I gathered some interesting insights.
The event was an eye opener to many especially to the many geologists, engineers and lawyers who were informed of the various opportunities in the extractive industry.
The Waters Of Lake Chala
I remembered being asked to look into where L. Chala got it waters from. I hope you guys have this place in your bucket list because it was a spectacular place to visit I hope you all get to how much beauty this country has to offer.
Other Mining Services The Government Could Make Use Of
The discovery of minerals has brought about cautious optimism in the country. However I do think Kenya would reap from the many benefits of the mining industry which doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to wait 10 years to start enjoy our oil finds or industries running on the coal found in Kitui. I think outsourcing of services and labour would be far more beneficial.
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Now that Kenya is set to enter the league of oil-producing nations, the country may want to examine a little more closely its relationship with foreign governments and companies seeking to extract oil and other natural resources from our land and shores. John Perkins’s book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, might be a good place to start.
Current Legislative Framework on Mining
The Mining Act 1940 (chapter 306 of the Laws of Kenya) (the “Mining Act”) regulates all mining activities in Kenya. The Commissioner of Mines and Geology (the “Commissioner”), heads the Department of Mines and Geology and is responsible for overseeing mining research and policy as well as implementing the Mining Act.
The ownership of all mineral deposits vests in the Government. In order to carry out mining activities, an investor must apply to the Commissioner to the necessary right, licence or lease as set out below in summary.