Dar es Salaam, Sept. 11 -- Members of Parliament (MPs) yesterday ratified the 2013 Minamata Convention on Mercury that aims at protecting human health and environment from the substance dangers The convention ratification means that Tanzania has joined the world in the war against mercury uses.

Minamata Convention on Mercury is a multilateral environmental agreement that addresses specific human activities, which contribute to widespread mercury pollution.

Implementation of the pact is expected to reduce global mercury pollution over the coming decades.

Tabling the Convention, Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office-Union Affairs and Environment-George Simbachawene said with ratification, the government will ably save people e...