Monday, 13 July 2009

Government to deploy environment team in mines

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira, Mwanza

The government will next month recruit environmental officers and post them to all districts with mines to ensure mining activities do not pollute the environment.

The minister of state in the Vice-Presidents' Office (Environment), Dr Batilda Buriani, said recently that the government would also deploy community development officers in those districts to mend damaged relations between mining firms and communities surrounding them.

Dr Buriani said the government's intention was to recruit environment officers for all districts in the country, but owing to Potential Acid Formation (PAF) liquid from North Mara Gold Mine (NMGM) stockpiles and tailing ponds seeping nto Tigithe River, it has resolved to urgently recruit them for all districts with mining activities.


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