‘Involve stakeholders to resolve land dispute amicably’

MEMBER of Parliament for Mpanda Rural Constituency in Tanganyika District, Katavi Region Moshi Kakoso called on district administration to involve other stakeholders to resolve amicably land dispute pitting between farmers and pastoralists in area.

He made the call over the weekend, while addressing a public meeting held at Majalila Primary School grounds at Ntongwe Ward in Tanganyika District.

Detailing the lawmaker said the land disputes have been reported at sixteen wards and 55 villages when he visited recently and held a series of public meetings, where citizens aired their grievances over the disputes.

“The land disputes have been catalyzed by citizens themselves when farmers sold plots of farmlands to pastoralists, also by local government leaders arbitrary selling land reserve for agricultural activities to pastoralists,”’ added the MP.

Equally, Mr Kakoso called upon Tanganyika District Commissioner (DC) Mr Onesmo Busweru and members of the district security committee to engage other stakeholders to resolve amicably the land disputes pitting farmers and pastoralists in the precinct.

Tausi Mrisho a resident of Majalila village admitted that the situation is unbearable as pastoralists graze their livestock on farmlands by force.

“This farming season I cultivated three hectors of maize but herders drove their livestock into my farm and practically there is no crop to harvest,” she explained with sadness.

On his part DC Mr Busweru pledged to ensure land disputes pitting farmers and pastoralists are resolved by engaging other stakeholders, so that the two communities can live together peacefully.

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