Following the resignation of Julius Nyerere as President in 1985, the new Tanzanian Government, reform the systems of social, economic and political organization that has been in place since independent in 19960. The process of shifting Tanzania from a socialist economic model to a capitalist system was primary driven by the need to stimulate development, and considerable emphasis was placed on the need to attract foreign investment
The subsequent changes in laws and Government policies granted considerable freedom to multi-national investors at the cost of community benefits and business initiatives and inadequate benefits that Tanzania generates from foreign investments especially mining investments.
In order to ensure that mining sector generates adequate income and rents to eradicate poverty and finance Tanzanians growth and development we need strong regulatory frameworks. These frameworks need to be developed in strong transparent and participatory approaches. Public participation/ engagement in policymaking and decisions related to mineral development reduce social tensions and issues of human rights violations and ensure satisfaction of all stakeholders including surrounding communities
To achieve our primary objective of eliminating obstacles and ensure fairer distribution of mining benefits we will first work to: