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.

2017 AMI Declaration- Declaration of the 8th Alternative Mining Indaba “Making Natural Resources Work for the People: Domestication of the Africa Mining Vision: From Vision to Reality’’

We, representatives of over 450 members of faith-based organisations, civil society organisations, community based organisations, Pan African networks and organisations, labour movements, women movements, human rights activists, media, students from African countries and our international partners met on February 6–8, 2017 in Cape Town to share experience, lessons and deliberate on the role and the […]

Extractive Industries Related Bills: The Tanzania CSO Extractive Industries Working Group Position

On June 16th, 2015, the Government of Tanzania tabled in parliament three bills related to extractive industries under Certificates of Urgency. The bills are The Tanzania Extractive Industries (Transparency and Accountability) Act 2015, The Oil and Gas Revenue Management Act 2015 and The Petroleum Act 2015. To this effect, we the undersigned Civil Society Organizations […]

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 […]

Leaked Statoil addendum demonstrates how confidentiality intensifies controversy

Following the recent significant discovery of natural gas in Tanzania, the country has emerged as a potential large gas producer in East Africa, generating substantial interest from citizens, civil society and politicians regarding the prospects for the resource to propel the nation’s economic development. The government, to its credit, has embarked on a series of […]

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 […]