21 June 2012

Tanzania: Govt Clarifies On Lushoto Land Case

Dodoma — THE government will not intervene in a land conflict between residents and the Lushoto District Council because there is a case pending in court.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Mr Aggrey Mwanri, said this while answering Dr Henry Shekifu (Lushoto - CCM) who had wanted the government to intevene in a conflict between the council and residents over 36 plots near the district hospital.

Mr Mwanri said in 1998, the council resolved to order owners of the plot to stop developing them and the land was taken for the purpose of expanding the hospital.

The deputy minister said the council leadership had plans to give the residents new plots, but some of them refused and went to court. "Nothing can now be resolved until the court delivers the judgement on the matter," Mr Mwanri said.

Copyright © 2012 Tanzania Daily News. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.