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Collective Action for Rights Realisation in Extractives Industry (CLARITY) project

By Nicholaus Jackson & Clay Mwaifwani

The Collective Action for Rights Realisation in Extractives Industry (CLARITY) project is designed to address key challenges that exclude marginalized women, youth and PWDs from equitably benefiting from the extractive sector in the lake zone Tanzania.

The Extractive Industry Legal Regime Reforms in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 24 November 2019

Agreements that are signed between a  government of a developing country and foreign mining companies to supplement or supplant the existing mining legal and fiscal regime also known as Mining Development Agreements (MDAs) are signed with the aim of assuring foreign investors that a developing country’s government will not change the rules of the agreement once investors put in their money and the investment starts bearing profit.

Where are We with Revenue Management in the Extractives Sector? Stakeholders Debate on the Losses and Gains for Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 1 August 2019

It is no doubt that whether you read articles or analyses related to extractives industry of Tanzania you will be bombarded with banal phrases such as ‘Tanzania is endowed with immense resources including hydrocarbons and solid minerals like gold, diamond, iron, tanzanite and natural gas.’ The main challenge for the country, however, has remained management of the revenues emanating from the extractives sector.

Management of Tanzania's Extractive Industry: Transparency as a Governance Issue

Submitted by Web Master on 13 August 2018
Tanzania is endowed with various precious minerals such as gold and diamond and like other African countries rich in resources, this fact raises questions on why the extractive does not contribute enough to the economic development of the country. On the contrary, it is widely believed that the companies involved in the sector on the continent disproportionately benefit. To add salt to the wound, the fact is that the sector not only has had so far had little net fiscal impact and this is unlikely to change in the coming years, but the IMF reports that mining revenues for governments are not expected to grow much soon partly because of large embedded tax holidays. Furthermore, revenues from the extractive industry for governments are not expected to rise because the sector has been marred by secrecy and corruption leading to scandals like those involving mining companies that in recent years are said to have been understating their tax liabilities in Tanzania.

HakiRasilimali Calls for the Preservation of Civil Society Space in Natural Resource Governance in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 2 November 2017

HakiRasilimali - Publish What You Pay Tanzania, a platform of civil society organizations working on extractives advocacy in Tanzania, has called on stakeholders to acknowledge, appreciate the role of civil society and preserve its space in the natural resource governance in Tanzania.

The call was made ahead of a national conference on mining, oil and natural gas sector in Tanzania aimed at "collaborative reflection on how this sector can effectively contribute to sustainable development in the country" to be held in Dodoma this week.

Natural Resource Governance Index 2017: What is Tanzania’s standing in the global rankings for Oil, Gas and Minerals Transparency?

Submitted by Web Master on 13 July 2017

Although Tanzania has a mature mining industry and is Africa’s fourth-largest gold producer with revenues constituting 80% of the extractive industries’ 12% contribution to Tanzanian government revenues  based on data collected during 2016, the country scores 49 of 100 points and ranks 42nd  among 89 country assessments in the 2017 Resource Governance Index (RGI) on governance in the sector.

Hakirasilimali opinion on the Natural Resource Wealth Bills of 2017

Submitted by Web Master on 1 July 2017

At a public hearing today, HakiRasilimali submitted to the parliamentary committees on Energy and Minerals and Constitutional and Legal Affairs its opinion on the following bills tabled in parliament on the 29th of June 2017:
1. The Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendment) No. 4 Of 2017
2. Natural Wealth and Resource Contracts (Review and Renegotiations of Unconscionable Terms) Act 2017
3. The Natural Wealth and Resources (Permanent Sovereignty) Act 2017

HakiRasilimali Position on Presidential Committees' Reports on mineral exports

Submitted by Web Master on 16 June 2017

Recently, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli  constituted two high level committees of experts tasked with investigating potential under declaration of mineral content in the exportation of unprocessed mineral concentrates and ores largely from Bulyanhulu and Buzwagi mines both owned by Acacia Mining Plc and to provide recommendations on how to handle the subsector. Further, the committees were tasked to examine the fiscal aspects of the mining regime. The findings presented thereafter led to a meeting with the Barrick Executive Chairman Prof.

Ascertain capacity of local providers in extractives to determine realistic local content targets

Submitted by Web Master on 23 May 2017

The government should conduct a baseline assessment to determine the targets that the country plans to achieve from the oil and gas sector and set expectations around realistic local content levels.  The argument stemmed from the Policy Forum’s breakfast Debate entitled: “Thinking local: What are the Lessons & Challenges of enhancing Local Content in Tanzania?” that took place on April 28, 2017 in Dar es Salaam.

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