Committee set to end North Mara Goldmine conflicts

Tuesday February 16 2016

The ongoing conflict between the mine and

The ongoing conflict between the mine and villagers is said to be hindering development in the region.  

By Beldina Nyakeke news@thecitizen.co.tz @bnyakeke

Tarime. The Government has formed a special committee to  probe the source of conflict between the Acacia North Mara Goldmine and villages surrounding the mine.

Speaking while on his three days visit to the villages surrounding the mine, minister for Energy and Minerals Prof Sospeter Muhongo said the move will help to find a lasting solution to the ongoing conflicts.

“The government is tired of the conflicts taking place here and we want  a long lasting solution, therefore this committee will probe and come up with the good ways so that we can focus on productive activities rather than the conflicts” he explained.

The committee, under the ministry’s chairmanship, will include  community members from surrounding villages, police and The Acacia Goldmine and National Environment Management Council (Nemc).

He said the committee will conduct its duties within thirty days and insisted that there wouldn't be any time extension whereby members will have to perform their duties in view of beating the deadline.