JPM vows to make tough decision for Tanzanian interests

Monday June 12 2017

President John Magufuli

President John Magufuli 

By Rosemary Mirondo @mwaikama

Dar es Salaam. President John Magufuli has vowed that he will make tough decisions irrespective of who will be affected to ensure Tanzanians benefit from the country’s resources.

The President revealed this on Monday morning, when he was addressing Tanzanians after receiving a report from a second team he formed to look into mining contracts and economic impacts on the country.

President Magufuli said the report showed some giant mining companies like Acacia Gold Mining had been siphoning the country’s resources through dubious contracts. 

“Acacia Gold Mining is operating in the country illegally because it hasn’t been registered by Business Registration and Licensing Agency (Brela),” he said.

The President reiterated the ban on mineral concentrates, stressing that none should be exported for smelting.