hakuna anayesema kwamba madini pekee ndio yatajenga nchi labda wewe mwenyewe, si tunachosema ni kwanini ukaingia mikataba ya kiwizi/au kijinga namna hiyo. Juzi nilikuwa nasikiliza hotuba ya Mwalimu aliosema Ujenga wenu (Viongozi wa Tanzania) ni kuacha mambo ya msingi/yalio mazuri na kuchukua mabaya, mpaka akatolea mfano wa matapeli wanavyomwingiza mjini mtu kwa almasi ya Chupa, na baada ya kuibiwa unaondoka hapo unashangilia kama juzu. Mining alone cannot improve countrys economy - Mkapa By The guardian reporter 21st December 2009 Email Print Comments Former President Benjamin Mkapa Former President Benjamin Mkapa has said Tanzanias economy would not grow by relying on mining alone without involving other sectors. Opening a one-day annual general meeting for the Division of Mining and Metallurgy (DMM) of the Institution of Engineers Tanzania in Dar es Salaam over the weekend, Mkapa said Tanzania was among countries endowed with diverse of natural resources, though its people were poor. Today there are lots of impediments that make natural resources unable to improve the countrys economy, he said, adding that in a bid to reach that target, three areas needed to be touchedpeople, land, good policies and good governance. He said people needed to be well educated in different aspects so that they can be able to turn stones into monies. He called on Tanzanians to be creative enough to boost their day-to-day activities and be able to accomplish the countrys needs. He however, said that the issue of capital in the mining sector needed to be addressed as the sector required enough capital and modern technology. Meanwhile, Executive Director of the Tanzania Investment Centre Emanuel Ole Naiko has urged the government to use locally available mining experts for the countrys development. He said it was prime time for the government to recognize local experts in the mining sector. On his part, DMM Deputy Chairman Assah Mwaipopo, said the meeting was aimed at strengthening the institution and make it deliver competitive services in the country.