10 September 2013

Tanzania: PM to Officiate Land Justice Meet

EVANGELICAL Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) together with Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) are on Tuesday expected to host a three day conference for Land Justice for Sustainable Peace in Tanzania.

The Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda is expected to officially open the conference.

ELCT Njombe North Diocese Officer in charge of Information, Mr Isaya Mengele said the conference aims at facilitating discussions that will address the need of working for peace over land disputes and acquisitions made by international and national investors.

"We as a church saw it better to involve ourselves in land settlements issues, and hence decided to join hands with the government to make citizens develop mutual understanding of land property concepts including laws and policies governing land matters," noted Mr Mengele.

Experts from different countries will participate in the forum, so as to share experiences on how they deal with matters of land in their countries but also researchers who have dealt with land issues and how to divide it equally to its citizens.

The international consultation conference will engage the government, faith based organisations (FBO), civil society organizations (CSO), diplomatic community, international organizations, business community, politicians, academic and research community and the media.

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