Council picks team to review tanzanite cash

Source: THE CITIZEN

Simanjiro. A local authority in Manyara Region has formed a special team to review income accrued from gemstone mining activities in the area.

The six-man probe team was formed by Simanjiro District Council following a concern that the authority is probably being shortchanged in the sharing of revenue from the mining of tanzanite.

The chairman of the Economy, Works and the Environment Committee Loishiye Lesakwi announced the decision at a meeti ng during the weekend.

He said the move was a resolve of all the members newly elected into the civic body.

According to Lesakwi, members of the probe team will include the District Trade Officer Peter Sanga, the Reve -nue Officer and four Councillors from Mererani, Ruvu Remit, Naisinyai and Edonyongijape wards.

Naisinyai Councillor Kilempu ole Kinoka called for the establishment of special markets for the gemstone under the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA). He said the markets would enable tanzanite traders to do their businesses comfortably.

“As leaders, we are supposed to lobby EPZA to create a much better business environment for the business to prosper,” Ole Kinoka said.

To increase the council revenue, Mr Sanga said, there was a need for the Mirerani tanzanite dealers to operate from a central location from where income would be easy to monitor. “That is not the case now as no one knows how much these traders make.”     

 

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