KENYA is eager to adapt Tanzania's policy and structure on mining control systems as reforms made by government are bearing fruit.
"We in Kenya did not want to adapt policies from another country when knowledge of reforms in the mining sector is right here in neighbouring Tanzania.
Mr president, the transformation that you have made in the mining industry is apparent," the Kenyan High Commissioner to Tanzania, Mr Mutinda Mutiso said on Friday during talks with President Jakaya Kikwete in Dar es Salaam.
According to a statement issued by the Directorate of Presidential Communications on Friday, the High Commissioner said Kenyan mining experts have visited the country and have undergone training in mining policies and controls.
Mr Mutiso who was at State House to bid President Kikwete farewell following the culmination of his four year-term, advised Tanzania that while there is a need for a new constitution, the document alone cannot bring about development in the country, unless the people work hard and remain united.
President Kikwete and High Commissioner Mutinda Mutiso, saw off the Italian Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Pierluigi Velardi who is leaving the country after three years of service.
Speaking to Ambassador Velardi, President Kikwete thanked Italy for supporting development through the financing of various projects in the country.