Tanzania: Gold Mine Neighbours to Benefit From Entrepreneurship Skills


Shinyanga — About 14 Villages around Bulyanhulu Gold Mine site in Msalala and Nyang'wale Districts of Geita and Shinyanga regions will benefit from entrepreneurship skills project aimed at engaging youth groups in self-help economic activities instead of relying on small-scale mining only.

The Micro Enterprise Development Initiative (MEDI) project which will be implemented in collaboration with the Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Limited (BGML), Africare; District Councils of Msalala and Nyang'hwale aims to provide mentoring on skills of education on business environment to encourage the society around the mine apply alternative means in economical endeavour and refrain from attempts of stealing gold in company's mine site.

Speaking during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday, the BGML General Manager, Mr Graham Crew, said that agreement was important sine it will help empower the community economically.

"Acacia is committed to support the villages near to the gold mine to make them engage in business instead of relying only in mining activities in order to alleviate poverty," said Mr Crew. The project worth $ 270,000 (about 500m/-) will support 350 beneficiaries from 14 villages in sustainable business development programme for two years and will be implemented in consultancy of Africare, while Acacia will provide funds through its Maendeleo Fund.

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 |


  1. A press statement read by Mr. Amani Mhinda, Executive Director of HakiMadini on behalf of northern zone human rights defenders coalition held 21/Feb/2018 at HakiMadini's office Civil Societies Organiz…
  2. {read by 119 people}

Restructuring mining sector can reduce poverty, grow economy, say experts

  1. Stakeholders in the Nigerian mining sector have expressed optimism over its outlook, especially in addressing poverty, and adding a contribution of over 10 per cent to the country's Gross Domestic Pro…
  2. {read by 86 people}

7th Annual Canada-Tanzania Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR)

  1. Mr Aman Mhinda (Hakimadini executive director) attending the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Forum that started Thursday 01/Feb/2018 at Coral Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam-Tanzania. The High Co…
  2. {read by 228 people}

New land law on the cards

  1. They endorsed the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) No. 5 bill of 2017, Attorney General George Masaju had tabled earlier, aimed at, among other objectives, to make amendments in the land law of…
  2. {read by 166 people}

Sierra Leone 'Peace Diamond' sold for less-than-expected

  1. Sierra Leone has sold one of the world's largest diamonds ever found at an auction in New York on Monday, fetching a lower-than-expected price of $6.5 million The egg-sized, 709-carat rough "Peace …
  2. {read by 207 people}

Chinese 'investor' moves to evict 10,000 artisanal miners

  1. The space for artisanal miners in Uganda is slowly shrinking. As the country tries to strike a deal between artisanal miners and a developer of a gold mine in Mubende, a similar problem is playing out…
  2. {read by 187 people}