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4 Luglio 2019

Tanzania

TANZANIA- TANZANIA NOW SET TO DISCLOSE MINING CONTRACTS

The government of Tanzania has announced it will develop a publicly accessible portal containing Tanzania's mining contracts, significantly boosting transparency around agreed-to terms in the country's mining sector.The proposed move would fulfil a disclosure requirement in the Tanzania Extractive Industries Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015, known as the TEITA Act, according to a statement issued by the ministry.According to the statement, minister of minerals Doto Biteko made the commitment on 19 June at the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Global Conference in Paris.The commitment follows the adoption of the new EITI Standard, which mandates all 52 implementing countries publish contracts and licenses signed after January 2021.Disclosure of mining contracts will have several benefits for Tanzania including helping rebuild trust between citizens, government and companies.For years, secrecy around the contracts has fuelled suspicions that the country has unfairly lost out in its deals with companies. These concerns recently culminated in sweeping reforms. (ICE ADDIS ABEBA)


Fonte notizia: The Citizen