PeerCorps Trust Fund Director leads displaced artisanal miners in Nzega demonstration – Tanzania

This demonstration included local villagers and artisanal gold miners in Nzega, Tanzania who were displaced to make room for a large scale multi-national mining company. The demonstrators here were denied compensation because they were said to not have official mining licences (claims). Dr. Kigwangalla, Executive Director of the PeerCorps Trust Fund participates in the demonstration. The demonstration took place in August 2012.

 

The demonstrators chant:

“We demand for our rights Kikwete, help us!
We demand for our rights Kigwangalla, help us!”

Artisanal gold mining in rural Nzega is a common means of generating income.

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