Wakenya wampongeza Magufuli kwa kushinda vita dhidi ya kampuni ya Acacia

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October 24, 2019

By Staff Writer, NAIROBI

Last week, Barrick Gold Corp. and the government of Tanzania under President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli, announced the launch of Twiga Minerals Limited, a new company replacing the mighty Acacia PLC, that will be jointly owned by the two parties.

Under the new arrangement, Tanzania will own 16% free-carried interest but the two will share the economic benefits of the company in a 50/50 mechanism. This is contrary to the previously arrangement before Magufuli came into power when, Barrick through her subsidiary, Acacia, owned everything in three gold mines in Tanzania, leaving the East African Economy, depend on taxes and levies, mostly missing them out, due to escalated operating costs or lack of transparency.

Africa should congratulate President Magufuli of Tanzania for winning this battle. It was the battle that teaches other Africans a lesson of a lifetime. I bet, it was a fierce battle because we can read and hear lots of noise from Tanzania after the government announced its intentions.

It is in public domain that Magufuli’s initial efforts to revamp the mining sector were met by both internal and external opposing forces. Two Tanzanian MPs, Tundu Lissu and Zito Kabwe were among those on record to warn the government that it will never win the war with Acacia and Barrick. The government has finally prevailed.

Like other pragmatic reformists, Magufuli moved his agenda; engaged both Barrick and Acacia, at some point declared his position that he will not work with Acacia, and the rest is history.

As Africa celebrates this success from Tanzania, African leaders must learn to differentiate between populist politics-where people are promised much without focus on implementation, and pragmatism-where delivery for socio-economic development is the main focus.

Win- Win Tanzania- Barrick Deal

In the new arrangement with Barrick, Tanzania will, on top of joint ownership of the Twiga Mining company, it will receive an ex gratis payment of $300m in three instalments. Tanzania will also take part in the management and affairs of the company.

The country will also benefit from other taxes, levies, upper hand on allocation of Corporate Social Responsibility budget. Acacia, the company that was blamed for looting Tanzania's gold reserves without due regard to the interest of Tanzanians is no longer operating in Tanzania and will not operate anywhere else-it has been deregistered and in Tanzania it is replaced with Twiga Minerals.

Tanzania under Magufuli, has many other successes in the mining sector but the formation and joint ownership of the new company, Twiga Minerals, ushers in a new modus operandus that many other African countries, engulfed in the resource curse curve, may wish to emulate.







24 October 2019 at 12:07

My take; Wakenya waneshaanza kuukubali mziki wa Magufuli, ikumbukwe kwamba vyombo vya habari vya Kenya viliongoza kumchafua Magufuli Mara tu alipoingia madarakani na kutaka kuaminisha watu kwamba hatofanikiwa ktk uongozi wake, kwamba ilikua ni nguvu za soda.
 
Kwa hilo anastaili pongezi Mzee Baba.
Hawa hawa wakenya walikuwa wanamkebehi na kumdhihaki, Leo hao hao ndio wanakuwa mstari wa mbele kutaka nchi zingine kumuiga Magufuli.

Jambo linalonishangaza ni kwamba, wakenya wanashindwa kumuiga Magufuli katika kupambana na rushwa. Wakati Magufuli akipambana na ACACIA, walisema hafuati sheria, alipokua anapambana na rushwa, pia walisema hafuati sheria, hivi Kenya kuna sheria zinazozuia au kuchelewesha mapambano dhidi ya rushwa?
 
Very few kenyans outside JF are interested na haya Mambo ya acacia na barrick .
 
Wakiwa zaid ya mmoja ndo wanaitwa wakenya eeh ....apo Omera na olungi wame mpongeza basi imekua wakenya wote
 
Kumbe tundu na zito ni vigagula vinavyojulikana mpaka nje ya mipaka ya Tanzania kwamba walikua wakishangilia Tanzania ishindwe na tuendelee kuibiwa?


......... It is in public domain that Magufuli’s initial efforts to revamp the mining sector were met by both internal and external opposing forces. Two Tanzanian MPs, Tundu Lissu and Zito Kabwe were among those on record to warn the government that it will never win the war with Acacia and Barrick. The government has finally. prevailed.
 
Kumbe tundu na zito ni vigagula vinavyojulikana mpaka nje ya mipaka ya Tanzania kwamba walikua wakishangilia Tanzania ishindwe na tuendelee kuibiwa?


......... It is in public domain that Magufuli’s initial efforts to revamp the mining sector were met by both internal and external opposing forces. Two Tanzanian MPs, Tundu Lissu and Zito Kabwe were among those on record to warn the government that it will never win the war with Acacia and Barrick. The government has finally. prevailed.
Hata wakenya wengi ambao ni upande wa Jubilee walikuwa wakisema kwamba Magufuli atashindwa, wengine walisema anakimbiza wawekezaji, Sera zake za uchumi sio rafiki kwa wawekezaji. Humu humu JF wapo wengi tu walikuwa wakipinga, sasa hivi wamekuwa wakimya sana, wanaumia ndani kwa ndani, wamebaki kubeza hayo makubaliano yaliyofikiwa.
 
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