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Sekelekani, a Mozambican civil society organisation, is to launch a manual to enable the public to follow the mining projects in the country in an informed way.
The publication, entitled “Extractive Industry in Mozambique: Practical Guide to Monitoring for Civil Society Organisations and Local Communities”, contains information on the extractive industry in Mozambique, to make exploitation “more transparent and sustainable,” Sekelekani says.
Some of Mozambique’s mines have been the scene of conflict between residents and foreign companies because of the way in which natural resources are exploited.
Sekelekani wants the public to be better informed so that the extractive sector “contributes decisively to the balanced, equitable and sustainable development of the country”.
Coal and other raw materials have been among the main drivers of Mozambican gross domestic product growth.
The publication results from research conducted in 2017, and will join two other publications: a collection of policies, strategies and legislation on mineral resources and a compilation on gender issues, which exposes the vulnerability of Mozambican women.
Sekelekani will also screen a documentary on the impact of ruby mining on local communities in Namanhumbir, Cabo Delgado province, and distribute a handbook for journalists on the oil and gas industries.Source: Lusa
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