Minerals & Mining
The Ministry of Mining of the Republic of Kenya oversees the Mineral sector in the country. Kenya has four belts of minerals – the gold green stone belt in western Kenya, which extends to Tanzania; the Mozambique belt passing through central Kenya, the source of Kenya’s unique gemstones; the Rift belt, which has a variety of resources including soda ash, fluorspar and diatomite; and, the coastal belt, which has titanium.
Investment opportunities exist in mining stone for the construction and building industry. The Government of Kenya recognizes the role played by mining in the country’s socio-economic development. According to the economic survey, the mining sector contributes 0.8% to the country’s GDP. The State Department’s target is to grow the sector exponentially to a headline contribution of more than 10% by year 2030.