Mining & Energy
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The Associação dos Naturais e Amigos de Pebane has asked the district government to cancel the TAZETA Resources heavy mining license, allegedly for lacking respect for local communities.
The petition signed by more than 160 local citizens and sent to the Pebane district government accuses the company of wrongdoing.
Last year, the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy awarded the company a mining license covering an area of 1,200 hectares which, after prospecting and research activities, determined the existence of heavy sands areas in commercial volumes near the village of Pebane.
Now, TAZETA Resources is conducting the studies necessary to obtain an environmental license and the land use title to start activities.
Permanent Secretary of the Pebane District Government José Tavela has admitted that the central and provincial governments are studying the possibility of revoking the license.Source: Rádio Moçambique