Minister calls upon investors to work with local communities in promoting ‘Social License to Operate’

Dar es Salaam, June 14th 2016. The Minister for State under the President’s Office responsible for Regional Administration and Local Government Hon. George Simbachawene (MP) has called upon investors in the extractive sector and local communities to work together in order to promote peace, stability and bring about socio-economic development in the country and African region as a whole.

The Minister made these remarks during a one-day high-level regional round-table discussion organized by the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute) under the theme, “Managing Relations between Investors in the Extractive Sector, and Local Communities.”

Tanzanian Minister for Regional Administration & Local Govovernment Hon. George Simbachawene gives his speech at the Social License to Operate roundtable.
Dr. Ian Thomson of Shinglespit Consultants Inc. Canada gives the keynote address at the SLO roundtable in Dar es Salaam.
Vice President – Corporate Affairs of Acacia Mining Plc Mr. Deo Mwanyika (r) contributes on the challenges in obtaining & maintaining SLOs.
Former Canadian Ambassador to Tanzania and President of McAlister Consulting Corporation Amb. Andrew McAlister shares his experience on SLOs in developing countries.
Petroleum Advisor to the Government of Ghana Mr. Anthony Paul talks about Local Content as a tool for obtaining SLO, using a case of Trinidad & Tobago.
A lesson from West Africa: Ghana MP & Chair of Parliamentary Finance Committee Hon. James Avedzi makes a point at the SLO roundtable.
Executive Director of the Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) Dr. Mohammed Adam (r) talks on Managing Conflicts in communities surrounding extractive projects.


Senior government, private sector, civil society and academia officials from all over Africa attend the SLO roundtable in Dar es Salaam.

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