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The Bank of Tanzania. Its September economic review report show the country's modest growth. [Photo/BoT_Pan African Visions.jpg]

As the world and the East African region continue to recover from different kinds of economic shocks triggered by Covid-19, inflation in Tanzania has also taken different turns. According to the review, in August 2021, twelve-month inflation remained at 3.8 per cent, which is noted to be the same, as the last month.

On the other side of the fence, the review showed that core inflation—of which its index calls of the largest share in consumer price index (CPI), rose to 4.5 per cent in August 2021 from 4.1 per cent in July 2021, this is attributed to the increase in transport costs, “reflecting an upward shift in fuel prices”.

Things seemed to work better in food inflation, whereby annual food inflation—excluding alcoholic beverages, slimmed down to 3.6 per cent from 5.1 per cent, the review argues that this is due to a decrease in prices of maize and maize …

The central bank of Tanzania (BoT) released the monthly economic review report on Wednesday, August 2021. The report brought various in-depth details on the performance of the life-pumping sectors of the economy in Tanzania, including exports, imports, and money supply.

Inflation

Tanzania has managed to sustain the inflation to a considerate level over the past month; hence in the recent report, the East African country has continued to keep the inflation on a low level and within the benchmarks set forth at national and regional levels.

The report argued that this is attributed to sufficient domestic food supply, stable exchange rate, and prudent fiscal and monetary policies.

“Twelve-month headline inflation increased to 3.6 per cent from 3.2 per cent recorded in the corresponding period in 2020 and 3.3 per cent recorded in May 2021. The increase was mainly attributed to an increase in prices of non-food items”, the Bank of …

Barrick Gold, the New York Exchange-listed mining company with deep business ties in Africa, has once again ignited strong business prospects in Tanzania’s mines—one of East Africa’s nation endowed with abundant minerals.

Within its statement, provided on Thursday, January 28, 2021, the miner stated that its mines in Tanzania are revived and performing well, this comes after Barrick gold resolved laid disputes raised by the government and ushered new dawn of partnership in the profitable sector.

“The North Mara and Bulyanhulu gold mines both produced near the top end of their production guidance in 2020, their first full year under Barrick’s management. Including Buzwagi, the Tanzanian assets delivered a combined output of 462,472 ounces for the year” the statement read in part.

Road to ignition of business

Barrick—the world second-largest gold miner took over Acacia mining and went through a rather historic path to secure business in Tanzania, after rather …

The Government of Tanzania and Barrick Gold entered into a partnership last year, and created a new joint venture, Twiga Minerals Corporation. 

Barrick Gold’s one-year-old partnership with the Tanzanian government marked new ground as the Canadian miner was awarded 10 new exploration licenses this year and subsequently plans to spend $8 million on exploration, Barrick’s president and chief executive Mark Bristow said during a recent press briefing. 

According to Barrick, the North Mara mine—which was at the centre of scrutiny by the Tanzania government is now “re-energized and ahead of plan in the year to date and Bulyanhulu has resumed underground mining operations and is scheduled to restart processing of underground ore by the end of 2020 as a long-life underground mine”. 

All of these affairs operate under the new joint venture named—Twiga Minerals Corporation, in charge to oversee three gold mines, Bulyanhulu, North Mara and 

The monthly economic review produced by the Tanzania central bank (BoT), depicted rather positive prospects of the economy, such as inflation, fuel prices and food stocks, despite the grim grip of the coronavirus (COVID-19), which hurt several sectors of the economy.

The report published on Tuesday, marking the financial year ending June 30, 2020, also displayed good performance of the exports, foreign exchange reserves and interest rates.

Revenue collection

Government budgetary operations took a slight hit, as the domestic revenue collection performed below the target due to the virus grip, standing at almost $559,000.

“However, the collection was higher than in the corresponding %54.4 million and an increase of $ 867.1 million from the end of the preceding month and the corresponding month of 2019, respectively. Much of the external debt stock was central government at 78.2 per cent” the monthly review noted.

Domestic financial markets

According to the central …

Barrick Gold Corporation—one of the world’s biggest gold miner, has delivered its first tranche $100 million of the $300 million settlement agreed with the Tanzanian government, regarding the disputes it inherited from Acacia Mining.

According to the miner’s statement, the company’s President and chief executive Mark Bristow, these were landmark events that demonstrated the strength of the partnership the company forged earlier this year through the formation of the jointly owned Twiga Minerals Corporation, which oversees the management of Barrick’s operations in the country.

“This is a striking example of what a true partnership can achieve in building a sustainable business capable of creating long-term value for all stakeholders,” he said.

The settlement tranche originates from the 2017 dispute, where Acacia Mining (Barrick’s subsidiary, taken over last year) was found to be violating several operating procedures, forcing the government of Tanzania to ban the exportation of concentrate.

Hence, the dispute …

The large-scale mining industry in Tanzania just got interesting.

On October 20th, the government of Tanzania and the mining companies previously managed by Acacia Mining, but now managed by Barrick Gold Corporation, strike a new partnership, to settle all disputes, which saw major reforms in the sub-sector in the past 3 years.

According to the government of Tanzania, the agreements have been submitted to the Tanzanian attorney general for review and legalization.

The new partnership comes, after—Acacia (now Barrick Gold), Tanzania’s largest gold producer was cleared by the Magufuli government and resumed its metal concentrates exportation after a series of regulations led by The Mining Commission of Tanzania Ministry of Minerals that impeded the export of the mineral.

Further, according to Barrick Gold, the terms of the agreement include payment of $300 million to settle all outstanding tax and other disputes; the lifting of the concentrate export ban; the sharing …

The government of Tanzania,  has carefully laid out its plans to boost the mining sector in the country.

The country is now adopting robust measures, within legal and operational lines to ensure the country gets optimum benefits from this. It has also announced plans to set up trading centers are established as well as spruce up value addition efforts.

Since Tanzania’s President John Magufuli came to power, various strategic sectors have been under heavy scrutiny and vital changes, necessary for a robust Tanzanian success story, primarily the minerals sector—a rather high-earning sector in Tanzania.

From the Acacia Mining saga to local securing sustainable small miners’ welfare, the government has immensely waged its efforts to improve mining operations and minerals trading in Tanzania, including: the erection of the Mererani wall (3 meters high, 24.5 kilometers long and worth over $2.6 million) and establishment of minerals trading centers across the country.

The …