State declares Base Titanium Mines Vision 2030 flagship project
The Kenyan Vision 2030 Secretariat will on Monday visit Kwale Mineral Sands project in Kwale County after the government declared it one of the flagship projects under the country’s new development blue print.
The Base Titanium Mining Company which runs the project recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vision 2030 Board which now recognises it as a key project under the Vision 2030 economic pillar.
The Kwale Mine is having a significant impact on Kenya’s economy by contributing close to 60 per cent of the country’s total mineral output, the firm said in a statement through its communications consultant, Africapractice.
The firm also supports close to 3, 500 direct and indirect jobs.
“As the first globally significant, large-scale mining project in Kenya, Base Titanium has opened up a new sector of the economy,” Mr. Martin Macharia says in the statement.
With a focus on ensuring local content, prioritising local employment and a significant community development programme, the Kwale Mine is setting the standards for Kenya’s mining sector, he added.
Led by the Director General of Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, Dr. Julius Muia, the delegation will visit the mine site, the firm’s Likoni Port facility as well as community projects supported by the company in the region.
By James Muchai