Background Info

BACKGROUND INFORMATION OF THE COMMISSION

The Mining Commission is established under the Mining Act 2010 as amended by Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendment) Act 2017. The Commission came into existence through the Government Notice No. 27 issued on 7th July, 2017.  The Commission has taken over all operational functions that were being performed by Minerals Division under Ministry of Energy and Minerals and all functions that were being performed by Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency (TMAA) and Tanzania Diamond Sorting Organization (TANSORT). The responsibility of the Minerals Division shall now be advising the Minister on all matters related to the mining sector.  The aim of the Commission is to enhance management of the Mining Sector and to ensure that the Government is benefiting from the income generated in a sustainable manner.

THE COMPOSITION OF MINING COMMISSION

The Commission shall be composed of:
(a) the Chairman;
(b) the Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Finance and Planning;
(c) the Permanent Secretary from the Ministry responsible for lands;
(d) the Permanent Secretary from the Ministry responsible for defense;
(e) the Permanent Secretary from the Ministry responsible for local government;
(f) the Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Miners Associations of Tanzania;
(g) Deputy Attorney General;
(h) Two eminent persons who possess proven knowledge and experience in the mining sector one of whom shall be a woman.

COMMITTEES OF THE COMMISSION

23.-(1) For the purpose of facilitating performance of the functions of the Commission, it may
form such number of committees to advise on matters relating to mining and minerals.
(2) The committees shall perform the functions assigned to it by the Commission upon such terms and
restrictions as the Commission may determine.
(3) The provisions of the First Schedule shall apply with necessary modification to the proceedings of
committees.

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

24.-(1) There shall be the Executive Secretary of the Commission who shall be appointed by the
President.
(2) The Executive Secretary shall-
(a) exercise supervisory powers over the management of officers and staff of the Commission; and
(b) be responsible for the day to day management of the affairs of the Commission and carrying out directives of the Commission.
(3) The Executive Secretary shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission and shall hold office
for a term of five years and shall be eligible for re-appointment.