MINING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (MCDS)
As mandated by the Act, a Mining Community Development Scheme (MCDS) should be developed for each mining community whereby local management committees would be established in each mining community to administer and operate the Scheme within the mining community.
The purpose of the scheme is to facilitate the socio-economic development of the communities that are affected by mining operations. The MCDS aims at preparing frameworks that would help in selecting potential projects to undertake in order improve to infrastructure in mining communities.
20% of the mineral royalties is allocated to the Mining Community Development Scheme.