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Tanzania and land: Preaching water,drinking wine?

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Nairoberry, May 30, 2012.

  1. Nairoberry

    Nairoberry JF-Expert Member

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    Last week, Tanzania's minister for
    East African Cooperation Mr
    Samwel Sitta insisted that the
    country's land remained a
    sovereign matter and cautioned
    against attempts to drag it into the
    East African Community's agenda.
    The prospect of "foreigners" (Read
    entrepreneurial Kenyans) owning
    land in the country due to the
    opening up of the region by treaties
    governing the bloc has been highly
    sensitive, and indeed Mr Sitta was
    quoted by the state-owned daily as
    saying that there were all sorts of
    "dirty tricks" being employed in
    order to drag the land issue into
    the EAC treaty.
    Speaking in Dar es Salaam at an
    induction seminar for newly-
    elected Tanzania members to the
    East African Legislative Assembly,
    Mr Sitta claimed land was a key
    target and urged the legislators to
    guard the national interests of their
    While it is understandable that
    state representatives in regional
    affairs have a duty to safeguard
    their national interests, events in
    Tanzania may be punching a hole in
    the minister's thinly veiled attempt
    at land "protectionism".
    Earlier this year, the Tanzanian-
    based Land Resources and
    Research Institute published a
    damning report on land conflicts in
    the country.
    The report says land disputes
    pitting poor villagers against
    powerful investors are now at more
    than 1,000 every year.
    According to the institute's
    executive director Yefred Myenzi,
    on average there are five land
    disputes daily in Tanzania and,
    three out of five involve powerful
    In this context Mr Sitta's call
    should come in for closer scrutiny
    given the famously protective
    country cannot guarantee the
    interests of its locals.
    Conducted in December 2011 and
    covering 16 out of 132 districts, the
    study insinuates that what is
    happening in the country is that the
    well to do--both citizens and
    outsiders-- are in a land grabbing
    . Full Article
  2. Nairoberry

    Nairoberry JF-Expert Member

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    JokaKuu Platinum Member

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    ..sasa mmeishaambiwa kwamba hali ni mbaya huku Tanzania kwamba migogoro/magomvi kuhusu ardhi yamekuwa mengi. Given the situation, kwanini mnaendelea kulilia tu kwamba Tanzania ifungue ardhi yake kwa kila mtu??

    ..halafu Uganda,na Rwanda, wana scarcity kubwa ya ardhi kuliko nyinyi wa-Kenya, lakini wao wamekaa kimya wameridhika na uamuzi wa Tanzania. Nyinyi wa-Kenya kinachowasumbua ni nini?

    ..kama wananchi wa Kenya wanashida na ardhi taifisheni kama alivyofanya Mugabe kwa ardhi yake.


    ..Tanzania haiwezi kuwa isolated. NEVER!!

    ..Tunapaka na Kenya,Uganda,Rwanda,Burundi, DRC,Malawi,Mozambique,na Zambia.
  4. Delta4

    Delta4 Senior Member

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    Economical emancipation of any People has always resulted from their release from an agrarian existence and hence concentration of people and means of production in specific viable Urban Centres. If you even read news from anywhere beyond your village, you will probably have been informed that Kenya leads in the African indexes on Rural-urban migration due to a growing middle-class, education and improved economic empowerment - land therefore will increasingly lessen it's attractiveness as a primary Asset of growth.

    The greatest lie perpetuated by Tanzanians in East Africa is, and has always been, that other East African Nations, specifically Kenya, were lecherous of land in Tanzania. Nothing is further from the Truth, which savagely clouds relationship between Kenya and Tanzania. Ndugu, because you are so blinded by this illogical envious hate for Kenya, you have barely read the article whose origin is not even Kenyan. Isomee, tafadhali na kama huielewi, uliza kaelezwa kikamilifu, bana!!
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    Nairoberry JF-Expert Member

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    at the end of the day tanzania will privatize all land
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    moyo JF-Expert Member

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    At the end of the day ordinary Tanzanians will end up as losers as all their land with go to private companies....now i c why it became an election issue in Arusha.
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    mtu kitu JF-Expert Member

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    tuvamieni kijeshi basi ..........maana ardhi yetu na hatutaki pia hamwishi longolongo.