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Tibaijuka Orders Fresh Land Survey

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    Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Minister Prof Anna Tibaijuka has ordered for fresh land surveys for would -be evacuees of Kurasini and Kigamboni areas in Temeke District.

    This is in a bid to ease tensions and irregularities that have marred the compensation procedure, which is believed to have left out some families entitled to it.Prof Tibaijuka made the call on Thursday when she toured the areas, which are set for major expansions that will upgrade the city's look.

    "It is urgent that we revisit all the surveying and compensation claims to ensure that justice is observed on each one of you," she said.

    More than 35,000 residents living in Kigamboni will be affected by the newly planned expansion project, which is worth of Sh11.6 trillion, with many houses set to be demolished in Kurasini Shimo la Udongo area to pave way for the port expansion.

    The minister categorically stated that the task of city planning was somewhat 'inhumane' but assured the residents that it would be a win-win situation with everyone getting his/her share, worth of the lands' value.

    "I can assure you that we will safeguard your interests in the resettlement process and review all the surveying process, which I believe had some complications," she noted.

    For Kurasini residents, Prof Tibaijuka said the government, through the National Housing Corporation (NHC), would construct better houses for the evacuees.
    But in Kigamboni, the minister had to face the wrath of the irate residents who showed no signs of accepting the new project."All of you will be resettled elsewhere," said the minister amid jeers from the residents gathered at Machaba grounds.

    However, the minister pleaded for patience from the residents, conceding that she was still new to her docket.

    The minister also admitted that there were some land surveyors within her officers who were failed to execute their roles well in ensuring that residents of Kigamboni and Kurasini Shimo la Udongo are compensated on time.

    After completion of the project, the new Kigamboni town will be a home to more than 400,000 people.