• Administer the Mines and Minerals Act (Chapter 21:05);

  • formulate, monitor and evaluate implementation of mining development policies;

  • design mechanisms geared at effective accounting for the country's mineral resources;

  • administer and review mining and explosives laws;

  • develop and maintain an up-to-date data bank on present/future mineral deposits;

  • attract investment to the mining industry,

  • promote beneficiation and value addition of mineral resources;

  • promote and develop small-scale mining;

  • Facilitate the indigenization of the mining sector;

  • Monitor exploration activities across the province.

  • Collection and analysis of mineral production data

  • Liaise with technical departments in the Ministry

 

DEPARTMENTAL FUNCTIONS

 

NO.

FUNCTION

RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT

1

Mines Inspection

Mining Engineering/Metallurgy

2

Mineral Processing Plants Inspection

Mining Engineering/ Metallurgy

3

Plants and Equipment Commissioning

Mining Engineering/ Metallurgy

4

Fatal accidents investigation

Mining Engineering

5

Mining Licenses/ Exemptions/ Permits Issuance

Mining Engineering

6

Siting of Works Plans Processing

Mining Administration

7

Issuance of Prospecting Licenses.

Mining Administration

8

Processing of Mine Claims Transfer

Mining Administration

9

Duplicate certificates Issuance

Mining Administration

10

Mining Syndicates Registration

Mining Administration

11

Mine Claims & Sites Registration

Mining Administration

12

Issuance of Tribute Agreements 

Mining Administration

13

Mining Disputes Resolution

Mining Administration

14

Revenue collection

Accounts

15

Geological Visits            (Technical Assistance)

Geology

16

Geological Scientific Research

Geology

17

Special Grants Processing

Mining Administration

18

Staff Training

Human Resources

19

Exhibition/ Conference Participation

Mining Promotions

20

Labour and Production Figures compilation

Mining Promotions

21

Information Database Management

Mining Promotions

22

Records and Information Management

Records

23

Stock Management

Office Administration

24

Vehicle fleet Management

Office Administration

25

Research

Engineering/ Metallurgy/ Geology/  Mining Promotions

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