By Lucy Shao
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Tanzania’s mining sector has recently experienced tremendous changes in its legal and policy frameworks. Generally, the said reforms were aimed at ensuring that country’s natural resources benefit all Tanzanians, particularly through government revenue collection and corresponding distribution. Citizen participation is key in collecting and distributing revenues from mining operations.
Africa Mining Vision (AMV) has nine (9) clusters covering issues such as revenues, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), geology, human resources and institutions, mineral sector governance, and environmental issues.
This study assesses Tanzania’s domestication and implementation of AMV Action Plan Cluster 5 (Mineral Sector Governance). The study adopts a desktop research approach to gather and make sense of the information. It seeks to identify Tanzania’s strong and weak areas in respect to the implementation of AMV Cluster 5. It adopts the AMV Action Plan monitoring indicators to evaluate Tanzania’s progress.
Effective governance of the Mining, Oil and Gas sectors is a persistent challenge around the world. If well managed, the sector has the potential to improve the lives of 1 billion people living in poverty in resource-rich countries. Poor governance of the sector can lead to corruption, environmental damage, and conflicts.
By Nicholaus Jackson & Clay Mwaifwani
The Collective Action for Rights Realisation in Extractives Industry (CLARITY) project is designed to address key challenges that exclude marginalized women, youth and PWDs from equitably benefiting from the extractive sector in the lake zone Tanzania.
Agreements that are signed between a government of a developing country and foreign mining companies to supplement or supplant the existing mining legal and fiscal regime also known as Mining Development Agreements (MDAs) are signed with the aim of assuring foreign investors that a developing country’s government will not change the rules of the agreement once investors put in their money and the investment starts bearing profit.
It is no doubt that whether you read articles or analyses related to extractives industry of Tanzania you will be bombarded with banal phrases such as ‘Tanzania is endowed with immense resources including hydrocarbons and solid minerals like gold, diamond, iron, tanzanite and natural gas.’ The main challenge for the country, however, has remained management of the revenues emanating from the extractives sector.