Kenyan government moves to challenge Kwale County’s proposed mineral sands tax
Published: Friday, 17 October 2014
Miners in Kwale County including Australia’s Base Resources have welcomed the national government’s intervention in the royalty plan, which the company says will damage its business and investment in the region generally if it is allowed to go ahead.
By Alan Bariyo
Kenya's central government has
warned Kwale County against imposing new taxes on minerals
mined from the coastal region, saying that such impositions are
the preserve of the central government.
Through its Finance Bill 2014, the county has proposed an
$11,220 annual tax on mining permit holders which...