Sunday, 10 November 2013

Stop using children in mining, Kikwete urges

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Salum Maige and Jackline Masinde

Geita. President Jakaya Kikwete yesterday officially launched the promotion of new Geita region. During the occasion he also strongly warned against child-labour reportedly fostered by the region’s gold mine sites.

Alarmed by absenteeism from school and child labour in the pockets of mine sites in the region, President Kikwete ordered Geita municipal council to implement by-laws that put to task parents found to have denied their children access to school by making them work in the mines and fishing points.

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