HakiRasilimali continues to applaud efforts by the government through the Minister of Minerals and TEITI, by recognizing civil society organisations (CSO) contribution in their role to advocate for transparency and accountability in the mining, oil and natural gas sectors. In particular, noteworthy developments warrant mention CSOs in various spaces, for instance through the Tanzania Extractive Industries Conference (Jukwaa La Uziduaji) for years has been advocating for the finalization of regulations on TEITA ACT, 2015 and CSO representation in the TEITI-MSG thus;
08 February 2019, the government through the Ministry of Minerals, through government notice number 141 published the Tanzania Extractive Industries (Transparency and Accountability) (General) Regulations, 2019. This therefore gives mandate for the enforcement of. This therefore gives proper mandate for the enforcement of the Tanzania Extractive Industries (Transparency and Accountability) Act, 2015 (https://www.madini.go.tz/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/TEITA-REGULATIONS-GN-NO.141-OF-2019.pdf
Required by the law (TEITA Act, 2015 5 (4)),the Minister of Minerals on 27th February 2019, recognized and gazetted the name of the Fifth (5) CSO constituency (PWYP) representative in the Multi-stakeholder group within TEITI– Mr. Petro Ahham as required by the TEITA Act of 2015.
In line with above, we call upon the government to make necessary amendments in the TEITA act of 2015 so that the law can be fully implemented in line with the EITI standards to enhance transparency and accountability in the extractive sector in Tanzania.
Read more: Statement on TEITA ACT