Community Development Agreement In Nigeria

September 15, 2021 at 4:08 am

He adopted a vote of confidence on the membership of the CDA in order to continue to constructively and profitably take charge of the interests of communities and their peoples, and said askakacem was ready to passionately address all community issues that are led by the Committee as the sole arbiter between the communities and the organization. The UMWELT manager of FCT Mines and member of the Committee of the Ministry of Mines and Steel, Engr. Osseini Enoch Ukwenya, suggested that “the committee must also ensure compliance with the agreement signed by the operators”. “Mine operators must be accountable to the municipality where they operate and the committee puts all its hands on the bridge to ensure that no operator operates in a municipality without cDA, which is very important for the ministry. The Nigerian Mineral and Mining Act 2007 introduced the mandatory conclusion of Community Development Agreements (CDAs) between mining companies and their host municipalities as a condition precedent for the start of mining. The objective is to ensure that the social and economic benefits of a mining project are transferred to the host person. Although the CDAs requirement is a new provision under the Nigerian mining regime, it reflects the industry`s age-old practice in which mining companies desire and voluntarily obtain a “social license for exploitation” from their host communities. . . .