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Tanzania reaffirms support for women empowerment in mining industry


Tanzania reaffirms support for women empowerment in mining industry.

During a parliamentary session in the capital city of Dodoma, Tanzania, Deputy Minister for Minerals Stephen Kiruswa reiterated the government’s commitment to empowering women in the mining industry. Kiruswa stated that the government was providing women with access to mining investment opportunities, capital, and trading in order to support their advancement in the field.

He encouraged women in Tanzania to become members of mining professional organizations, such as the Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) and the Federation of Miners Association of Tanzania (FEMATA), which would serve as valuable platforms for accessing opportunities in the industry. Kiruswa explained that the government was working to increase women’s participation in the mining sector by offering them available opportunities and encouraging them to engage in value chain activities. The deputy minister also highlighted the government’s construction of mineral trading centers throughout the country, which were being used as platforms for women miners to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance their mining operation.

Furthermore, Kiruswa emphasized that the government recognized the significant role that women play in the mining industry and was committed to supporting them in various ways. He noted that women’s involvement in mining operations could help to drive economic growth and development in the country.

In addition to providing women with training and access to resources, the government was also working to eliminate the barriers that prevent women from fully participating in the mining industry. Kiruswa acknowledged that there were still some cultural and structural barriers that hindered women’s participation in the sector, and he stressed that the government was taking steps to address these issues.

Kiruswa’s comments were well-received by members of parliament, who praised the government’s efforts to empower women in the mining industry. They urged the government to continue its work in this area and to ensure that women are given equal opportunities to participate in the sector.

Overall, Kiruswa’s statement highlights the importance of empowering women in the mining industry and the government’s commitment to supporting women in this field. Through its various initiatives and programs, the government is working to create a more inclusive and equitable mining industry that benefits all members of society.


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