for Development of Enterprises (CDE) – Brussels
In October 2003 MTL was contracted by CDE to organize and conduct a training
programme on the management of small to Medium-scale mining businesses.
The programme was prepared and conducted in Blantyre, Malawi.
- Centre for Development of Enterprises (CDE) – Brussels
MTL was in September 2004 contracted by CDE to organize and conduct capacity
building workshop for mining consultants from the SADC region. Consultants
from Ghana were also invited to the three days workshop which was held
in Gaborone, Botswana.
- Williamson Diamonds Limited (WDL) - Shinyanga
In February 2004, MTL was contracted by Williamson Diamonds Limited to
prepare and conduct training on the mining legal framework for the police
force in Shinyanga, security officers at the mine, ward and village leaders
surrounding the mine. The course which highlighted the major components
of the Mining Act, 1998 and its associated regulations was held within
WDL premises. According to the interest shown by the participants, it
was agreed to make it a regular event.
- Konoike Construction Company Limited
In June 2000, MTL undertook the preparation of training programmes and
training of the Konoike Lugoba quarry staff on the mining legal and regulatory
requirements, environmental management, and health and safety issues.
A separate programme was also prepared for the senior staff at the Konoike
head offices in Dar-es-salaam.
- University of Dar-es-Salaam – Mining Engineering Curriculum
Between 2001 – 2002, one of our key personnel was appointed to a
technical committee formed for the drafting and testing of the Mining
Engineering training curriculum at the University of Dar-es-Salaam. After
completion of the curriculum, he was contracted to undertake part-time
teaching in Mining Engineering.
- Dar-es-Salaam Institute of Technology - Mining Engineering
Full Technicians Certificate Curriculum
MTL was in April 2003 contracted by the Dar-es-Salaam Institute of Technology
to prepare a curriculum for the training of mining technicians at the
Full Technicians Certificate. A draft report consisting of the views of
the industry regarding the programme, course structures, required facilities,
evaluation procedures and others has been submitted to the Institute.
Finalization of the curriculum will be realized through a stakeholders’
workshop that will review and advise accordingly.
- Vocational Education and Training (VETA) – Vocation
Training Programmes in Mining
In 2003, MTL was contracted by VETA to chair a technical steering committee
that is responsible for the preparation of the vocational training programmes
in mining and provide advisory services to the VETA Board on mining trades
and training. The programmes that are still under preparation include
training of geological, mining and survey technicians that are capable
of operating most of the mining equipment and tools, assist engineers
and technicians in carrying out day-to-day activities and training of
technicians that can work with small-scale miners to improve their working
- United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
In 1998, MTL participated fully in providing training to a selected team
of small-scale miners from the Lake Victoria Goldfields that was conducted
at VETA – Mwanza premises. The training covered different mining
aspects including, identification of minerals, geological exploration,
selection of mining techniques, book keeping, mining legal and regulatory
framework, minerals marketing and others.