The Annual Progress Report provides an overview of all EITI Senegal's activities during the past year.
Senegal is not dependent on extractive industries, but it is a leading producer of phosphates and also produces gold and natural gas. Yet social tensions have arisen around community relations, subnational revenue transfers and environmental protection. In addition to the national EITI multi-stakeholder group, Parliamentarians also established a Parliamentary Network on Transparency in 2014 to use EITI to improve transparency and public understanding of the management of natural resources.
The three main taxes and fees imposed on companies operating in the mining sector include Value-Added Tax (VAT), royalties and salary withholding taxes on mining and quarrying. In the oil and gas sector, the main taxes and levies include withholding tax on non-commercial profit, proceeds from the state's share of gas production and salary withholding taxes. The Directorate of Tax and Lands is the main body responsible for collecting and managing taxes paid to the central government, while state-owned oil company PETROSEN collects proceeds from the sale of the state’s share of oil and gas production. The government passed a new Mining Code on 8 November 2016, including an article (95) requiring mining companies to participate in EITI reporting.
The government’s policy is to support contract disclosure, with ten oil and gas production-sharing contracts and 27 mining contracts published online in October 2016. Once signed, all oil and gas production-sharing contracts are required to be published in the Official Journal of the Republic.
Mining licenses and oil and gas production-sharing contracts (PSCs) are awarded on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Mining licenses are awarded by the Directorate of Mines and Geology of the Ministry of Mines and Industry, while PSCs are concluded with PETROSEN on no-objection from the Ministry of Energy.
Senegal's 2014 EITI Report attempted to collect beneficial ownership information directly from companies, although only some companies filled in the template largely with legal ownership information.. The MSG agreed a three-year roadmap on beneficial ownership disclosure in December 2016 and is undertaking a feasibility study in H1-2017.
Senegal is one of the world’s leading producer of phosphate rock, although it also produces significant quantities of gold and industrial limestone. The country is also a small producer of natural gas, although it expects output of oil and gas to grow following significant discoveries offshore in 2015.
Senegal has rich deposits of gold, iron ore, phosphates, natural gas and petroleum. Abundant oil and gas resources are found mainly offshore. Gold deposits are found mainly in the country’s East, around Kedougou and Tambacounda, while phosphates are located mainly in the North-West and South-East and iron ore are found mainly in the South-East (in the Faleme area around Kedougou).
The latest EITI disclosures (2014) show that Senegal received USD 221 million from extractive industry taxation. Over 92% of these revenues came from mining, mainly from gold and phosphates, and an exceptional payment from ArcelorMittal with the rest from natural gas. Mining revenues were mainly collected through ArcelorMittal's payment to Treasury (48%), VAT paid to the Department of Tax and Lands (20%), mining royalties (9%) and the salary withholding tax (7%).
The EITI encourages multi-stakeholder groups to explore innovative approaches to make the EITI more relevant and useful.
President Macky Sall established a Strategic Orientation Committee for Oil and Gas (COS-PETROGAZ) to oversee the sector and ensure transparency in the management of the oil and gas sector, including in the allocation and transfer of licenses.
The national EITI webpage uses dynamic graphs from the EITI Report, available here.
The government published ten oil and gas PSCs and 27 mining contracts, in line with President Macky Sall's commitment during Senegal's application for EITI Candidature.
- A Parliamentary Network on Transparency was established to use EITI information and provide input to MSG deliberations.
The 2013 and 2014 EITI Reports include descriptions of the oil and gas Joint Development Zone with Guinea-Bissau, while quarrying and artisanal and small-scale mining companies were included in the scope of the 2014 EITI Report.
The MSG has run training workshops for investigative journalists in resource-rich communities.
The EITI Senegal produced a video in 2016 on the EITI in Senegal
EITI updated its workplan in early 2016, which includes plans for extending EITI reporting to oil and gas companies operating in the Joint Development Zone with Guinea-Bissau, sub-contractors and fisheries. In March 2017, EITI Senegal published a 16 minute documentary video on EITI implementation in the country.
The government announced its intention to apply for EITI Candidature at its 2 February 2012 Council of Ministers. A 20 June 2013 Presidential Decree established the MSG, reaffirmed by a July 2013 Decree by the Ministry of Energy and Mines, known as the Comité National and the 20 June 2013 meeting of Council of Ministers nominated Prof Ismaïla Fall, legal advisor to President Macky Sall, as chair of the MSG. The new Mining Code enacted on 8 NOvember 2016 includes a requirement (Article 95) to participate in EITI reporting.
This EITI Report covers Senegal's extractive sector in 2014. It was published online in October 2016 and laid out for print (with a slightly revised numbering) in November 2016.
Senegal EITI has also produced a summary report, attached below.
This is Senegal's 2016-2017 EITI Workplan.
This is Senegal's 2015/2016 EITI annual progress report.
"Comprendre pour agir" is the summary of Senegal's 2014 EITI Report.
This EITI Report covers Senegal's extractive sector in 2013. It was published in December 2015.
Senegal EITI has also produced a summary report, attached below.
This is the Senegal EITI 2014-2015 Annual Progress Report (in accordance with Requirements 7.4 and 8.4).
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EITI responsibilities: Geographic: Francophone Africa. Thematic: state-owned enterprises (SOE) and oil sales, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and mineral smuggling, supreme audit institutions (SAIs)