Extractive industries under scrutiny [Africa]

Author: Alawi Masare ,The Citizen (Tanzania), Published on: 4 March 2014

Tanzania is hosting a regional training workshop on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) standard for Anglophone and Lusophone countries. The three-day workshop kicks off today in Dar es Salaam and is expected to bring in initiative stakeholders from nine countries...“We will discuss the way to encourage disclosing mining contracts and licences. Mining companies may also be required to report production as well as mining exports for more openness,” said Innocent Bash, Economist, Tanzania Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TEITI) secretariat. “We’ll also deliberate on challenges to natural resources management in Africa as well as hearing what stakeholders want from the EITI process. The aim is to ensure that our reconciliation reports promote strong public debates,” he said. Participating countries include Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, São Tomé and Principe, Sierra Leone, Zambia and the host, Tanzania.

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