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EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES RELATED BILLS: THE TANZANIA CSO EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES WORKING GROUP POSITION

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On June 16th, 2015, the Government of Tanzania tabled in parliament three bills related to extractive industries under Certificates of Urgency. The bills are The Tanzania Extractive Industries (Transparency and Accountability) Act 2015, The Oil and Gas Revenue Management Act 2015 and The Petroleum Act 2015. 
 

Tanzania Petroleum Act, 2015

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An Bill to provide for regulation of upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum activities, establishment of the Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority, to provide for the National Oil Company, to secure the accountability of petroleum entities and to provide for other related matters.

Read the bill by clicking the attachment below.

Tanzania Extractive Industries (Transparency and Accountability) Act, 2015

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This Bill intends to introduce the Tanzania Extractive Industries, Transparency and Accountability Act, for the purpose of establishing  the Extractive Industries, Transparency and Accountability Committee whose prime duty is to ensure that there is transparency and accountability in extractive industry.

The Oil and Gas Revenues Management Act, 2015

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Bill presented to parliament for first reading on 16th of June, 2015. The Oil and Gas Revenues Management Act, 2015 is an Act to provide for the establishment and management of the Oil and Gas Fund, to provide for the framework for fiscal rules and management of oil and gas revenues and to provide for other related matters.

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Women and the 2015 General Election

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Photo Credits:United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)

“With more women in the boardroom, greater legislative rights, and an increased mass of women’s visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life……. one could think that women have gained true equality” (2000 and beyond) theme for the International Women’s Day, 2015.

The National Budget 2015/16: Is government using the maximum of its available resources towards health and education?

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To confidently claim that the government is using the maximum of its available resources, the allocations have to be sufficient to address the available challenges. Looking and the Tanzania education budget for financial year 2015/16, the government still has not met the universal agreed standard of investment to the sector as the 17% allocation still falls short of the 20% of the National budget as stipulated in the Dakar EFA agreement and UNESCO’s  Global Education Forum. 

Position Statement:-Budget 2015/2016

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The National Budget for Financial Year 2015/16 is currently being discussed in Parliament. The consolidated government budget will be tabled by the Minister for Finance after the ministerial budgets have been discussed. Given the importance of this event to the nation, the members of the Policy Forum Budget Working Group, would like to contribute to this key process by sharing our analysis. 

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