Mining Policy

The Role of Government -- A Facilitator, Promoter & Regulator


The Government's role in the mineral sector is to provide clear policy guidelines, stimulate and promote the sector's various stakeholders and see the sector's general development. The direct involvement in mineral exploration and exploitation has been ceased.

Government as a regulator in:
  • Pursuing sound economic and fiscal policies that are conducive to private sector investment in mining
  • Administering the mining laws and attendant regulations
  • Issuing and administering all types of mineral rights and mineral trading licenses
  • Establishing environmental, health and safety guidelines and ensuring compliance
  • Collecting taxes, duties, royalties, fees and rental payments arising from mining development
Government as a promoter and facilitator in:
  • Co-coordinating and establishing consultation mechanisms within the government, the private sector and other agencies for smooth development of the mineral sector
  • Carrying out basic geological mapping of the country and maintaining up-to-date information on mineral resource potential for promotional and development purposes
  • Promoting the development of Tanzania's mineral potential by preparing and disseminating promotional materials
  • Providing guidance to investors and facilitating contact and communication with relevant institutions