Friday, 20 February 2009

Rwanda: EALA Report Decries TZ Mining Sector

By Gashegu Muramira in Arusha

Kigali - A report by the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) shows that Tanzania's mining sector lacks a functional regulatory system that should benefit its local communities and not just mining companies.

The report tabled before the assembly yesterday, was compiled by the committee on agriculture, tourism, and natural resources who conducted a site tour of Tanzania's extractive industries.

"We went to Mwanza, and Shyinyanga, to visit the gold mines. We saw that there is clear lack of transparency and according to the people we met, there is need to look into the contracts and review them to address these issues of benefit," the committee chairperson George Francis Nangale (Tanzania) said.

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