19 May 2018

Tanzania: 5,108 Get Mining Licences As State Sounds Warning

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Dodoma — THE Mining Commission yesterday announced the issuance of 5,108 primary mining and prospecting licences with a caution that whoever violated the agreed regulations would have their licences revoked.

Addressing reporters here yesterday, the Commission Chairman, Prof Idris Kikula, said the licences had been granted to those who submitted applications before July 4, 2017.

He said that at least 1,142 primary mining licences would be given to applicants within seven days because they had already paid for certificate preparation fees, while the remaining 3,252 would get the documents after completing payments in 28 days.

Moreover, Prof Kikula said 399 brokers and 150 mining dealers had been issued with one month licences. He said they would be required to renew their licences by July this year.

Prof Kikula said that they had also issued the Mining Licence (ML) to eight companies. He said seven other companies had to resolve pending disputes first before applying for new licences.

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