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 are allocated to the Mining Community Development Scheme.
Management of the Scheme
Per Section 20 (1) of the MDF Act, ACT 912 (2016), a Local Management Committee shall administer and operate the Scheme within the mining community for which the committee was established.
Per Section 20 (2) of the MDF Act, ACT 912 (2016), the Board shall determine the modalities for the disbursement of funds to a Local Management Committee for its approved activities.
LOCAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Tarkwa Nsuaem LMC
Birim North LMC
Amansie South LMC
Asuitifi North LMC
Obuasi East LMC
Upper Denkyira LMC
Prestea-Huni Valley LMC
Adansi North LMC