•  Formulating of mining development policies;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of mining development policies;
  • Designing mechanisms geared at effective accounting for the country’s mineral resources;
  • Administering and reviewing mining laws;
  • Attracting investment in the mining industry;
  • Promoting beneficiation of mineral resources;
  • Exploring, developing and beneficiating coal bed methane;
  • Promoting and developing small-scale mining;
  • Facilitating the indigenisation of the mining sector;
  • Supervising and coordinating mining parastatals and State Enterprises.