Tanzania's Small Scale Miners Want Bigger Piece Of The Pie

Mining and Exploration
25/05/2015 20:34

In an interview with Rough&Polished Africa Editor-In-Chief, Mathew Nyaungwa, Tanzania’s Tanga Small Scale Miners Association says it is looking at possibilities of exporting the stones on their own, therefore cutting out the middle-men. The association represents 14 small scale miners, each of which has their own Primary Mining License, and a co-operative red garnet mining site they mine together. Currently, these small miners market their goods through local dealers, but according to the Association, these middlemen are making large profits, while the miners are paid only one tenth of that value.