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Pamoja Issue 14

Pamoja Issue 14 The first quarter of 2013 witnessed the extractive industry making a significant step with the first ever licensing of uranium mining in the country, at Mkunju River in Dodoma Region and the announcement by BG Group on further gas findings after successful tests on the Mzia-2 well, 45 kilometers offshore from Mtwara …

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Pamoja Issue 13

Pamoja Issue 13 The sixth annual EAPCE was held in Arusha, Tanzania from 6 – 8 February, 2013. The conference is now firmly in the calendar of oil and gas companies operating in the region and this year’s event was the biggest yet. Delegates from the East African Community (EAC) member states, senior representatives of …

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Pamoja Issue 12

Pamoja Issue 12 The Tanzanian Chamber of Minerals and Energy (TCME) has launched a four part series on mining in Tanzania, “Uchimbuaji Madini Tanzania”. According to the TCME Chairman, Joseph Kahama, the series is part of a wider communications initiative by the TCME to build understanding of the sector, its impacts on communities, environment and …

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Pamoja Issue 12

Pamoja Issue 12 The Tanzanian Chamber of Minerals and Energy (TCME) has launched a four part series on mining in Tanzania, “Uchimbuaji Madini Tanzania”. According to the TCME Chairman, Joseph Kahama, the series is part of a wider communications initiative by the TCME to build understanding of the sector, its impacts on communities, environment and …

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Pamoja Issue 11

Pamoja Issue 11 The 2013 Mining Indaba in Cape Town was the biggest yet with over 7800 attendees and several government delegations in attendance. Key themes of the Indaba included discussions on the best model for maximising the capacity of the mining sector to drive national development, and the role of the government in terms …

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Pamoja Issue 10

Pamoja Issue 10 On 1 August 2012 and 2 August 2012, the National Assembly deliberated the government budget for the 2012/2013 financial year for the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. Based on the content and outcomes of these budget discussions, below are some key indicators that have impacted and will continue to impact the minerals …

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Pamoja Issue 09

Pamoja Issue 09 On August 13 2011, the former Minister for Energy and Minerals, William Ngeleja tabled a Grand Power Rescue Package in the budget session of the National Assembly, which was finally endorsed by the August House following a fierce debate. The Grand Power Rescue Package would have delivered over 572 megawatts at a …

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Pamoja Issue 08

Pamoja Issue 08 Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy Statement on Stability of Mining Development Agreements Recently the media have inaccurately reported that a conclusion has been reached between the government and all gold mining companies on the retrospective application of the new royalty calculation and rate, 4%, as per the Mining Act 2010. The …

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Pamoja Issue 07

Pamoja Issue 07 On Friday, May 4 2012, President Jakaya Kikwete announced a cabinet reshuffle, which resulted in major personnel changes within the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. Professor Sospeter Muhongo, a well-known University of Dar es Salaam geologist, was appointed by the President as Minister for Energy and Minerals. President Kikwete acknowledged the growing …

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Pamoja Issue 06

Pamoja Issue 06 Why perception audit on mining is timely A new audit designed to gauge how the public perceives the contribution of the mining sector to society and the economy, launched by the Tanzanian Chamber of Minerals and Energy (TCME) is timely. It will seek the opinions of key groups and individuals on the …

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