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Sunday, 11 August 2019

NEMC DIRECTED TO CURB SCRAP METALS EXPORT


By our Correspondent in Dar es Salaam,

The Minister of State in the Vice President's Office (Union and Environment) Mr. George Simbachawene has directed National Environment Management Council (NEMC) to curb export of scrap metals.

Mr Simbachawene issued the order when  he visited the Dar es Salaam Port over the weekend.


The minister said export of scrap metals results to loss of government revenue.
Minister of State in the Vice President's Office (Union and Environment) Mr. George Simbachawene(left) inspects a container containing scrap metals at Dar es salaam Port over the weekend. The Minister is accompanied by NEMC Director General Dr Samuel Gwamaka.( Photo by a correspondent)


“This business is profitable to dealers, but its system does not support revenue collection due to the fact that even receipts are not issued,” Mr Simbachawene said.

He noted that at this time when the government is eyeing a middle income and industrial base economy by 2025, scrap metals are potential raw materials for domestic industries.

“Only the cast iron is for export the rest must remain in the country because the domestic industries need the materials,” he insisted.

“I am calling on NEMC to make good use of its zonal offices, regional and district commissioners to control the export of scrap metals so as to save the country from losing revenues,” he said.


The minister also asked responsible authorities to explain in details as to why a permission to export 18 containers of scrap metals was issued despite the existing ban.

“All the authorities responsible with the inspection scrap metal before export should come together and come up with answers as to why 18 containers of scrap metal were exported despite the ban, scrap metal now is a big business perhaps bigger than minerals,” he said.

The Port’s Customs Manager, Mr Njaule Mdendu said promised to implement directives issued by the minister.

The Minister of State in the Vice President's Office (Union and Environment) Mr. George Simbachawene has directed National Environment Management Council (NEMC) to stop export of scrap metal.

Mr Simbachawene issued the order over the weekend shortly after he visited the Dar es Salaam Port over the weekend.

The minister said export of scrap metals results to loss of government revenue.

“This business is profitable to dealers, but its system does not support revenue collection due to the fact that even receipts are not issued,” Mr Simbachawene said.

He noted that at this time when the government is eyeing a middle income and industrial base economy by 2025, scrap metals are potential raw materials for domestic industries.

“Only the cast iron is for export the rest must remain in the country because the domestic industries need the materials,” he insisted.

“I am calling on NEMC to make good use of its zonal offices, regional and district commissioners to control the export of scrap metals so as to save the country from losing revenues,” he said.

The minister also asked responsible authorities to explain in details as to why a permission to export 18 containers of scrap metals was issued despite the existing ban.

“All the authorities responsible with the inspection scrap metal before export should come together and come up with answers as to why 18 containers of scrap metal were exported despite the ban, scrap metal now is a big business perhaps bigger than minerals,” he said.

The Port’s Customs Manager, Mr Njaule Mdendu promised to implement directives issued by the minister.


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