Thursday, 16 October 2008

Archbishop grieves for victims of mining abuses

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Orton Kiishweko

The film depicted various situations to show how Tanzania is failing to benefit from gold mining activities and was screened at a public forum in Dar es Salaam.

The report, the second by religious leaders, detailed the living conditions of local artisanal miners in Nzega in Tabora, Bulyanhulu in Kahama and Geita in Mwanza following physical visits and interviews.

Archbishop Mokiwa was among the clerics' group which visited these areas on a fact finding mission.

Religious leaders from the Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT), the National Council of Muslims in Tanzania (BAKWATA) and the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) attended yesterday's press briefing.

Read full story in The Citizen.

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