Minister of Energy and Minerals fired

Following the mineral sand Committee report led by Chairman Professor Abdulrahman Mruma, President Magufuli yesterday, 24 May 2017:

  1. fired the Minister of Energy and Minerals, Professor Sospeter Muhongo;
  2. dissolved Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency (TMAA) Ministerial Advisory Board; and
  3. suspended the TMAA’s Chief Executive Officer, Engineer Dominic Rwekaza.

Some English language newspaper reports:

Acacia has published a Notice dated 24 May 2017 in which “Acacia re-iterates that it fully declares everything of commercial value that we produce and pay all appropriate royalties and taxes on all of the payable minerals that we produce.”