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Kumbe Barrick wataanza kulipa kodi 2014? Mungu wangu tumerogwa au?

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by Chasha Poultry Farm, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Chasha Poultry Farm

    Chasha Poultry Farm Verified User

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    Mining and colonial practices in Tanzania - The return of Victorian era exploitation?


    . The government has been described as not benefiting enough from the multinational mining activities in the land. This is attributed to the low royalty rates and unpaid corporate taxes. The report ‘A Golden Opportunity?’ released by the Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT), the National Muslim CouncilTanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) in collaboration with Christian Aid (UK) and Norwegian Church Aid shows that the government and its people do incur great losses of tax revenue in the extractive industry. ‘We calculate that Tanzania has lost at least $265.5m in recent years as a result of an excessively low royalty rate, government tax concessions that allow companies’ to avoid paying corporation tax and possibly even tax evasion by some companies if allegations are true. [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif](AGA) are the main giants in the mining industry in Tanzania. Two Canadian companies, (1999) are currently the two main acts responsible for land issues including compensation. These two laws provide a legal basis on ownership and compensation on land matters. However, there are other laws also with provisions on land acquisition for different uses including starting a mine. In Tanzania these laws are not well applied. The multinational mining companies take advantage of the locals who are ‘not enlightened about the compensation process, their rights and the responsibility of the new land owner in compensating them’. Sometimes the companies use administrative and other corrupt measures to avoid making payments. (BAKWATA) and the [/FONT][FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]This is a very conservative estimate, in that it does not cover all the gold mining companies or all figures for recent years (which are not publicly available). Neither does it cover the financial costs of other tax incentives such as VAT exemption, which are extremely difficult to estimate. These extra revenues could of course provide a huge boost to tackling poverty in Tanzania,’ reads the executive summary of the second edition of the report.

    Commissioned by the three main religious bodies in Tanzania and concerning a South African company, this report states that, ‘Company figures show that AngloGold Ashanti has paid taxes and royalties totalling US$144m in 2000–07 and over the same period has sold around $1.55bn worth of gold, meaning that it has paid the equivalent of around 9 per cent of its exports in remittances to the government. Barrick, meanwhile, does not state on its website how much in taxes and royalties it pays to the Tanzanian government – our calculations show that it is paying a figure equivalent to around 13 per cent of its export sales in remittances to the government.’

    On their visit to the Bulyanhulu Gold Mine site owned by Barrick Gold Corporation, the general manager, Greg Walker,we will begin told the journalists that Barrick ‘[is] not paying corporation taxes, we will only start paying corporation taxes in 2014 when realising profits.’ This is confirmed further by the report ‘A Golden Opportunity?’ which states that, ‘Few mining companies have paid corporation tax (levied at 30 per cent of profits) because they have consistently declared losses. Our analysis, drawing on AGA and Barrick company reports, shows that both companies are making gross profits in Tanzania.’ The report also pinpoints the loopholes from the government of Tanzania’s tax regime which give the investors in the extractive industry opportunities for manipulation.

    ‘The country’s generous tax concessions mean that they and other companies are able to avoid declaring a taxable income. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) presented a report to parliament in February 2007 noting that mining companies declared losses of US$1.045bn between 1998 and 2005. It put the losses down to the capital expenditure allowance and weak documentation of records by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals,’ reads the report. While the investors in the mining sector declare losses all the time, in the wake of the uproar from the citizens about the rampant looting of the natural resources, the government contracted for an independent audit which found that the mining companies were fabricating their losses.

    ‘An independent audit conducted by Alex Stewart Assayers (ASA) in 2003, and leaked to the media in 2006, alleged that four gold mining companies, including Barrick and AGA, overstated their losses by US$502m between 1999 and 2003, indicating that the government lost revenues of US$132.5m. The audit also noted that thousands of documents were missing that would have shown whether royalties valued at

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  2. Yericko Nyerere

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    Ahaaa hii nchi imelaaniwa au nini? Kitu gani tumemkosea mungu jamani? Je ni lile tamko letu dhidi ya Israel? Ni kumuweka mkweree ikulu?
     
  3. Makoye Matale

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    Kama tungekuwa makini, sekta ya madini ingetuinua kiuchumi haraka sana. Barrick wana migodi ya Bulyang'hulu, North Mara na Buzwagi, hatukuwa na sababu ya kuendelea kuwamilikisha maeneo yote hayo wakati nchi haipati faida. Hivi sasa wanajenga mgodi mwingine huko Mwakitolyo, Shinyanga. Ingekuwa bora tunawapa eneo moja la mgodi nasi wanatujengea mgodi wetu wenyewe. Zitto nawenzako, komaeni kuondoa dhuluma hii.
     
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    Mimi ndo maana nawaambia CCM wamelewa madaraka wamelala usingizi fofofo, tuwatimua hawa jamaa maisha yetu yanakuwa duni kwa sababu ya CCM! hakuna mwenye uwezo wa kuliendeleza hili taifa lenye utajiri.
     
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    Ahaaa hii nchi imelaaniwa au nini? Kitu gani tumemkosea mungu jamani? Je ni lile tamko letu dhidi ya Israel? Ni kumuweka mkweree ikulu?
     
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    tumelaaaaaniwa
     
  7. Mohamedi Mtoi

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    Nchi haijalaaniwa. Tumekosa viongozi wenye utashi na uchungu wa maliasili za Taifa.
     
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    We need changes na wahusika wanatakiwa wanyongwe hadharani ili kukomesha haya maonevu wanaotufanyia hivi hata vizazi vyao vya mia mbili havitawasamehe kama wasipo omba radhi na kurejesha utajili wetu mateso haya yatawatesa sana kuliko wanavyotutesa
     
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    Aliyetuloga alishafariki na hajulikani yuko wapi, kazi ipo kutafuta dawa sasa, wale jamaa wa kujivua magamba wanaangalia matumbo yao tu na sio maslahi ta taifa. Kila kitu kimegeuzwa kuwa siasa tu
     
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    he he he, tukitumia strategy hii honestly itakuwa ni mwarobaini wao kabisa,
     
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    Mbona sasa tutawafukuza kabla hawajatulipa hata sumni. Hivi hii mikataba walisaini serikali yetu ama walisainiwa?
     
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    Ccm janga la taifa!
     
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    yesu wangu na maria na yosefu!!!!
     
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    its real bad!!!!!!!!!! na inatia hasira
     
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    tulilazimishwa kusaini na USA kwa kubadilishana na vyandaluwa
     
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    we need revolution,vizazi vijavyo vitakuwa vinafukua hadi mifupa kwenye makaburi yetu na kuichoma kwa sababu tulikuwa waoga kuwaua viongozi wanaoihujumu nchi yetu.Mbona china wananyongwa wanaohujumu uchumi?
     
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    Ushetani tu huu
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tSDVM327uo&feature=player_detailpage

    Approximately 70 people gathered outside the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs for a commemoration held for the seven individuals killed in Tanzania at African Barrick Gold's North Mara Mine. Peter Munk, who recently donated $35million to the University, is the founder of Barrick Gold.

    Public outcry over this violence has been amplified by recent reports that local security/police forces employed by the mine have attempted to ban a memorial ceremony for the deceased. To the horror of many local families, these security forces also stole 5 of the 7 peoples' bodies from the mortuary.

    The violence surrounding Barrick's North Mara mine has been ongoing since the company first arrived in the region. Mass displacements, lost livelihoods, contaminated water and the resulting health impacts are at the root of the ongoing violence.

    For more information:
    solidarityresponse.net
    protestbarrick.net
    munkoutofuoft.wordpress.com
     
  19. Job K

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    Kwa kweli hii iko sawa na ID yako (Makoye Matale) sijui tutatokaje hapa tulipo. Nchi inakuwa kama haina wasomi jamani? Na unashangaa kwa nini hawa jamaa wanaendelea kupewa ardhi yetu kuchimba madini wakati hatunufaiki na chochote? Au wakubwa wana mgawo wao nini?
     
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    Si kodi pekee...ulizia uambiwe bili ya umeme ya 100% ya umeme unaotumika pale BULYANHULU wataanza kuilipa lini... .waliazanza na 25% (five years) then 50% next five years and then 75% next five years and 87.5% another five years. Yaani...by the end of life span ya mgodi ndo watatakiwa kulipa 100%
     
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