HAKIRASILIMALI – PWYP Position on Presidential committees’ reports on mineral exports

Recently, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli  constituted two high level committees of experts tasked with investigating potential under declaration of mineral content in the exportation of unprocessed mineral concentrates and ores largely from Bulyanhulu and Buzwagi mines both owned by Acacia Mining Plc and to provide recommendations on […]

Training: How best can Tanzania harness natural resources for the realization of its development goals

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)  and REPOA invites members of civil society organizations, policy makers and other extractive industry stakeholders in the country to a training workshop on “How best can Tanzania harness natural resources for the realization of its development goals”. This is a hands-on “learning from practice” 5 day workshop that will focus […]

Past the Tipping Point? Contract Disclosure within EITI

When governments and private sector companies agree to exploit publicly owned natural resources, citizens have the right to know the terms of the resulting deals. These terms are contained in licenses, contracts, regulations and legislation. While regulations and legislation are usually public, licenses and contracts often are not. http://www.resourcegovernance.org/analysis-tools/publications/past-tipping-point

Fourth TEITI Report: Increase of revenues or increase in extractive industry transparency?

One of the basic features of extractive industry transparency initiative (EITI) is that it provides citizens with information which they can use to demand for accountability which ultimately results to resource good governance; Greater appreciation of the contributions of Extractive Iindustry (EIs) to the country forinstance EIs contributed 10.6% of Government revenue in 2011/12. This […]

Analysing the draft National Petroleum Policy of Tanzania: CSO Extractive Industry Working Group Position

In April 2014, the Ministry of Energy and Minerals issued a second draft National Petroleum Policy of Tanzania. As natural resources stakeholders, we, the undersigned, appreciate the opportunity to comment on the draft with the aim of providing inputs for improvement of the draft with national interests at the fore. We, COMMEND the government for […]

Open Letter to EITI Chairperson on Consultation for Contract Transparency

Chairman, Tanzania Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TEITI) P.O. Box 9333, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Dear Sir. Re. Consultation for Contract Transparency Reference is made to the EITI International Secretariat updated Communique dated 14 February 2013 on the above subject. We, the undersigned civil society organizations in our monthly meeting on March 28, 2013 observed Tanzania’s […]

Analysing the Draft Gas Policy: The Tanzania CSO Extractive Industry Working Group Position

Following the significant discovery of natural gas in Tanzania, the government embarked on developing the policy and legal framework to govern exploration and production, transportation and distribution of natural gas among others. To that end, in November 2012, the Ministry of energy and minerals released a draft natural gas policy for public consultation. We, the […]

Government reports efforts in mining, oil and gas management

The government of Tanzania has committed to continue increasing its efforts towards supporting small and medium sized mining enterprises to foster the increase of local content in the mining sector. This was revealed yesterday when the Acting Commissioner for Minerals (Tanzania), Mr. Ally Bondo Samaje was delivering his speech at the national conference on minerals, oil and gas organised by Policy […]