Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

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.

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