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Tanzania: MMG Gold Mine to Start Operations Next September

Posted on : Wednesday, 29th June 2016

MMG Gold is expected to start mining operations at Seka village, Musoma District, Musoma Region on September this year.

The Mineral and Energy Minister Prof Sospeter Muhongo said this during his visit to the mining site to inspect the progress where he was informed that the construction has reached 95 per cent.
"Earlier, the mining was scheduled to commence operations before end of June but was pushed back due to some inconveniences," he said.
The Deputy Commissioner for Minerals in the Lake Victoria Zone Mr Juma Sementa said the progress reached by the investors in developing the MMG Gold is satisfactory thus granted permit to extend period to start operations.
"I am convinced with the progress reached and the speed of developing the mining project with the hope of kick starting operations come September this year," he said.
On his part, Seka village chairman Mr Kanunu Ruhumbika said although the mining project is yet to begin operations, the investors have started providing social services like water to the villagers.
"After commencing operations, investors pledged to construct dispensary, house for the doctor, secondary school and road rehabilitation," he said.

Source : allafrica.com
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