banner68
banner58

Govt warns mining firms over disputes, now to revoke licences for culprits

“Such activities should immediately cease or we will be forced to revoke any such a licence without hesitation,” he warned.

banner57

Govt warns mining firms over disputes, now to revoke licences for culprits

“Such activities should immediately cease or we will be forced to revoke any such a licence without hesitation,” he warned.

02 January 2018 Tuesday 09:02
Govt warns mining firms over disputes, now to revoke licences for culprits

By Azania Post Reporter

THE Tanzanian government has warned investors in the mining sector who are the source of disputes between them and locals saying it will revoke their mining licenses.

This was said by  Deputy Minister for minerals Stanslaus Nyongo when  addressing more than 100 artisanal miners from Bunda and Butiama districts in Mara region recently.

The deputy minister said some mining companies take the safety and wellbeing of the neighbouring communities for granted, while others even conduct their activities illegally at the expense of environmental protection.

“Such activities should immediately cease or we will be forced to revoke any such a licence without hesitation,” he warned.

Nyongo said that the government will revoke all mining licences issued to such investors whose transactions and activities have caused unending misunderstanding with neighbouring communities.

The deputy minister said the government has set rules and regulations that regulate whoever wants to join the mining industry in order to maintain safety of the people and also to ensure maximum benefit from the activity.

Nyongo urged investors in the region to ensure safety and security by working closely with law enforcement agencies to curb illegal mining as well as environmental degradation and other activities that undermine the security of the surrounding areas.

“Miners should fight against illegal mining and other activities that degrade the environment, further asking them to enhance good working relations with the surrounding communities, adding the mineral potential should not bring about conflict with the host villagers.

Azania Post

Updated: 03.01.2018 09:21
Comments
Avatar
Your Name
Post a Comment
Characters Left:
Your comment has been forwarded to the administrator for approval.×
<strong>Warning!</strong> Will constitute a criminal offense, illegal, threatening, offensive, insulting and swearing, derogatory, defamatory, vulgar, pornographic, indecent, personality rights, damaging or similar nature in the nature of all kinds of financial content, legal, criminal and administrative responsibility for the content of the sender member / members are belong.