The Tanzania Chamber of Mines was established in November 1994 and represents the private participants in the Tanzanian mineral sector.
The Chamber is a voluntary private sector organization governed by the Societies Ordinance
of 1954 and as a society its affairs are coordinated by the Registrar of Societies under the
Ministry of Home Affairs.
The membership, now close to 50, includes a broad spectrum of key players in the mining industry drawn from the largest international mining companies in the world, medium scale miners, junior explorers and service providers, who have identified Tanzania as a worthwhile mining investment destination. These companies are carrying out exploration and mineral production activities. The Chamber is the voice of the industry and it plays a pivotal role within the sector to provide a recognized liaison point between the mining industry investment community and the Government, and between the mining industry and the public. This pivotal role has evolved over time to become one of a partnership with the Government in addressing country specific challenges such as job creation, poverty alleviation and attracting investment.
Keeping the government and other relevant bodies informed on crucial mining industry issues on behalf of its members
Disseminating information on mining industry developments by means of newsletters and other publications
Organizing and conducting workshops and events aimed at creating awareness of the potential of the mining sector
Acting as a mediator and arbitrator when called upon in conflict resolution between members
Commissioning industry research
The chamber has a Secretariat headed by an Executive Secretary who by
default is the Secretary of the 14-member Executive Council. The Executive Council is the
Governing Council of the Chamber and is similar to a Board of Directors in a company setup.
The "Council" consists of 4 office bearers(Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer) and 5 other members from among the membership. The constitution allows for 4 co-opted members who can join the Council by virtue of their knowledge or sector interest or skills in the mining industry. The Secretariat is made up of full-time employees (headed by the Executive Secretary) whereas the Office Bearers and members of the Governing Council work on voluntary basis, as and when needed. In most cases they serve the Chamber by participating in meetings as required by the Constitution of the Chamber.
The Chamber has different committees dealing with issues of Law, Acts, Regulations, Policies, Security, Exploration, Human Resources, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment. The different Committees are headed by members of the Executive Council.
Membership of the Chamber is open to companies and individuals with a common interest in the exploration and mining activities in Tanzania. This includes service providers to exploration and mining companies.
Membership of the Chamber is offered in 5 categories:
|1||Senior Companies||This category is for companies which operates mines|
|2||Junior Companies||This category is for companies which are in the process of developing mines|
|3||Senior Associates||This category is for high turnover companies providing services to mining and exploration companies|
|4||Junior Associates||This category is for average turnover companies providing services to mining and exploration companies|
|5||Individuals||This category is for individuals and sole-proprietorship type of businesses involved in mining, exploration or service provision|
With close to 60 members at its peak, the Chamber represents a broad spectrum of relevant players in the mining industry, including Local and International Mining/Exploration companies and service providers to the former, as well as individuals with interest in the sector, all of whom have identified Tanzania as a worthwhile place to invest their money. These companies and individuals carry out a range of activities within the mining sector from exploration to production. Part of these companies provide services to the others.
Promoting the interest of our members by working with all level of Government, Civil societies and other stakeholders in Ensuring that the mining sector in Tanzania is Governed by a stable and well regulated legal and fiscal Framework
Making the Tanzanian mining industry the role model in leading the way to a successful and prosperous Tanzania, whereby all stakeholders fairly benefit from their efforts to exploit mineral resources.
As at to date, the Chamber in collaboration with its members has sponsored more than 800
apprentices under the Integrated Mining Technical Training (IMTT) Program which was established
in 2008 with the overarching aim of building and strengthening human capital in the industrial
sector in Tanzania.
Integrated Mining Technical Training (IMTT) program is a highly specialized training program keen to produce highly
skilled artisans to work in the industrial sector conducted in partnership with the members of the Chamber. It is run jointly with
the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) through a Memorandum of Association signed between the two parties in January 2009. The training program takes place at the VETA- Moshi campus. Different mine sites provide
the avenue for industrial and field training of the apprentices.
In the end the program produce skilled craftspersons able to work in any industry within and outside the country. Training is provided in 5 main trades:
Heavy Duty Moving Manchines and,
Equipment Fitting and Hydraulics
The training center in Moshi is equipped with state of the art facilities and is managed by high skilled trainers from within VETA and other outsourced ones working on part time basis. IMTT Documentary:Click Here to Access
To identify the issues hindering the growth of the Mining sector towards the goal of contributing 10% of the GDP by 2025 (Vision 2025),
To analyze the issues and communicate research-backed suggested solutions to Government policy makers for facilitating a constructive dialogue that will lead to an amicable solution for the issues,
To initiate a dialogue with the Government, one that will restore the lost trust currently surrounding the Government/Investor relationship,
To ensure that there is constant dialogue between the Government and the Mining sector,
To strengthen the Chamber by increasing its membership.
The Chamber is a member of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) and sits in its board. TPSF is a key partner to the government and other stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of policies and strategies geared towards spurring economic growth, wealth creation and national development.
The Chamber is a member in the Tanzania Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (TEITI) and sits in its board. Tanzania Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (TEITI) is the Tanzania Chapter of the global Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) that set standards of transparency and accountability in Extractive Industry (EI).
Since its establishment in 1994 the Chamber has managed to achieve its main goal of representing mining investor’s interests by acting as an umbrella body of all medium and large-scale mining and exploration companies in Tanzania, representing them in all collective dialogue with the Government. Currently the Chamber has 48 active and inactive members.