United Republic of Tanzania through Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) in collaboration with the European Union (EU) is organizing the workshop on improving the regulatory activities and the review of existing capacities and capabilities in regulating uranium mining. The workshop has commenced today and will run for three days from 19 to 21 November 2019, at the TAEC headquarters in Njiro, Arusha
The objective of this workshop is to discuss the assessment report of the existing legal and regulatory licensing requirements with regards to Uranium mining. In this workshop the overview of the existing resources and preparedness for the licensing of a future uranium mining activities will also be discussed.
TAEC Director-General for TAEC, Professor Lazaro Busagala during the official opening of the workshop on behalf of the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Minerals has said the workshop aimed at coming up with a new law that would apply to uranium mining as well as protecting public from the effects of the uranium mining.
“There is a need for high regulation in uranium, so when the new law is finalized it will come into effect” said Prof. Lazaro.
A total of 29 participants are participating in this workshop whereby twenty (20) participants are from TAEC and nine (9) participants are from other government institutions involved in uranium mining issues such as, Ministry of Minerals, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, National Environmental Management Council (NEMC), Ministry of Water, Ministry of Natural Resources, Attorney General’s Office and Mining Commission