Mining for National Development

Month: July 2018

Pamoja Issue 24

Pamoja Issue 24 The Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy (TCME) has elected Ambassador (Rtd.) Ami Mpungwe as its Chairman with immediate effect. The re-election of Ambassador Mpungwe to this leadership role represents a move by the Chamber to further its commitment to proactive engagement of stakeholders and the general public on matters of mutual …

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Pamoja Issue 23

Pamoja Issue 23 The extractive industry finished the last quarter of 2013 on a high with astonishing growth of more than 10 per cent compared to 1.3 per cent at the same time last year. The growth in the sector was attributed by companies increasing production in response to low prices while others commencing projects …

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Pamoja Issue 22

Pamoja Issue 22 In February, delegates from the East African Community (EAC) member states and senior representatives of industry companies gathered in Arusha for the 6th annual EAPCE conference to discuss the current state and the future of the region’s nascent energy sector. Tanzania’s Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda spoke on behalf of President Jakaya Kikwete …

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Pamoja Issue 21

Pamoja Issue 21 The release of the new National Natural Gas Policy of Tanzania in October 2013 has been received with mixed reviews. Certain segments of the media have heaped praise on it for its attempts to make sure the country benefits from the natural resource. Meanwhile, elements of the private sector, some academics and …

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Pamoja Issue 20

Pamoja Issue 20 The event was launched on Friday 25 October 2013 at the Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre with bids expected to be opened in Dar es Salaam on 15 May 2014. The bidding covers seven deep offshore blocks in water depths of 2000 to 3000m and a block located in the North of …

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Pamoja Issue 19

Pamoja Issue 19 The Tanzania, Mining, Energy, Power and Infrastructure Indaba 2013 theme focused on increasing local content and indigenous participation in the mining, energy/oil & gas and infrastructure sectors and delivering the critical insights and business networks for you to navigate a fast changing mining and energy investment landscape.

Pamoja Issue 18

Pamoja Issue 18 The Tanzanian Chamber of Minerals and Energy (TCME) supports the important research undertaken by Human Rights Watch. Our members see daily the negative effects of illegal small-scale mining operations, we are pleased to see such detailed research into the activities of these individuals. Human Rights Watch released a report titled “Toxic Toil: …

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Pamoja Issue 17

Pamoja Issue 17 With gold prices falling in June to around $1,200 an ounce for the first time since 2010, and currently hovering at around $1,300 an ounce, this year has become difficult for gold miners globally. Indeed, in Tanzania, our gold mining industry has been hit hard. The story is complex with mining firms …

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Pamoja Issue 16

Pamoja Issue 16 With the recent budget announcement of Honourable Professor Sospeter Muhongo, Minister for Energy and Minerals, it is timely to discuss the importance of mining and the extractive industries to the economy and highlight some of the challenges the minerals industry is facing. Mining picked up in Tanzania after the economic reforms in …

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Pamoja Issue 15

Pamoja Issue 15 On May 23, the Minister of Minerals and Energy, Prof. Sospeter Muhongo read the ministry’s budget proposal for 2013/2014 financial year. The ministry’s budget proposal was dubbed by Muhongo as historical, because 90% of funds will focus on development projects alone, estimated at Tsh1.1 trillion.