The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Give Locals 30 Percent Mineral Wealth - Kamba Leaders

Community leaders and non-governmental organisations in Ukambani have said local communities should benefit from at least 30 per cent of resources exploited in the region.

Drawn from Machakos, Makueni and Kitui, the stakeholders said the counties have sand, limestone and coal yet majority of their inhabitants continue to languish in abject poverty.

They were speaking at a forum held in Machakos town yesterday. The forum was organised by the task force mandated by the ministry of Lands to collect views from the public ahead of a formulation of the eviction and settlement bills.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 The Star. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.