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We repeat our demands for:

  • An end to impunity and violation of community rights and the environment
  • Review of mining contracts to make them fair, transparent, equitable and optimise their contribution to national development.
  • An upward review of royalty tax and state equity participation.
  • An introduction of specific taxes such as capital gain tax, windfall tax, and super tax. A specific percentage of the supper tax could be devoted for implementation of the continental reform agenda.
  • Review of the framework and administration of the environmental and social impact assessment to take account of issues such as human rights, gender, housing and access to livelihood.
  • Abrogation of clauses of stability agreement, development agreement and confidentiality of environmental audit reports from national codes as these constitute major barriers to state autonomy and public access to information.
  • Transparency and accountability of public institutions and mining companies, particularly in their relations with communities and citizens’ groups, as well as their obligations to environmental, human rights, finance and tax.

 

from: http://www.twnafrica.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=359:aimes-12-meeting-calls-for-coherence-and-harmonisation-of-the-on-going-policy-initiatives-on-the-continent-&catid=46:aimes&Itemid=71


 
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