𝐒𝐄𝐍 𝐌𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐔𝐌𝐀 𝐒𝐄𝐄𝐊𝐒 𝐀 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐑𝐀𝐋 𝐑𝐎𝐘𝐀𝐋𝐓𝐘 𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐒.
Taita Taveta County Senator Johnes Mwaruma has sought a statement from the Senate Standing Committee on Land, Environment and Natural Resources on the status of mineral royalty accounts in light of a court ruling that struck down part of the mining royalties distribution law.
Sen. Mwaruma wants the committee to state the number of companies undertaking mining activities in Taita Taveta County and actual location of the mining activities.
The committee according to the request should list the mining companies that have Community Development Agreements with the host communities in the County and the amount each has spent on Corporate Social Responsibility.
In addition, the Lawmaker wants the committee to indicate the actions the Government intends to take following the court ruling that struck down part of the mining royalties distribution law, including how already collected royalties will be dealt with.