6 February 2013

Tanzania: Committee On Ruaha Seeks Extension

Dodoma — THE committee formed to solve land dispute between Ruaha National Park and surrounding residents encountered challenges making it impossible to carry out its tasks, Parliament was told.

The committee was formed by the Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism under the directive of the Prime Minister is seeking an extension. In response to a question by Mr Modestus Kilufi, Deputy Minister Mr Lazaro Nyalandu hopes to complete the interrupted work.

Mr Nyalandu said that the committee expects to present its report to the premier in June and residents would be informed on the opinions and recommendations of the committee.

He also added that borders after the expansion of Usangu Reserve Forest to be part of Ruaha would be respected as per the recommendations of the Mbeya Regional Commissioner. The committee was formed by a directive from Prime Minister and included members from sectors involved in the matter.

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