Educate the public on investment development issues, says minister

18May 2020
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Educate the public on investment development issues, says minister

DEPUTY Minister for Minerals Stanslaus Nyongo has called on officials of Buhunda village in Misungwi district, Mwanza region to educate their people understand investment issues in the mining sector.

DEPUTY Minister for Minerals Stanslaus Nyongo

He gave the directives last week during his visit at the new mining project owned by Busolwa Mining Ltd in the district after being told of the hardships they encounter when giving way to the project in the area.

“It is the question of understanding, education on investment development issues for the people and  service providers.    

"When a prospective miner applies and issued with a licence, the owner of the land is supposed to be paid compensation and then give room for the project,” stressed Nyongo.

On the issue of goods clearance from the port, the Deputy Minister promised to discuss the issue with Tanzania Shipping Agency Lts (TASAC) to ensure it speeds up clearing procedures from ports so that the equipment for big projects are cleared in time.

Covid-19 pandemic worldwide  had delayed essential equipment for the mining projects not arriving on time, Nyongo said the challenge will soon be solved.

He said Chinese factories, from where most of the equipment for the mining project had been ordered, have started working.

 On the issue of employment Baraka said the mine expects to employ 88 permanent workers out of who seven will be foreigners to help train local workers how to operate the plant and machinery, including 200 other businesses opportunities around the mine.

Misungwi District Commissioner Juma Sweda urged the government to establish a mineral market in the district, saying already his office in collaboration with the district mineral office has set aside a building for the purpose.

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