Ministry embarks on land camp to resolve disputes

DODOMA: THE Minister for Land, Housing and Human Settlements Development, Mr Jerry Silaa has officially started a two-week camp in Dodoma to implement Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) directives for the docket to end land disputes in Dodoma.

The development follows the directives by CCM Ideology and Publicity Secretary, Paul Makonda to the Ministry which required it to resolve land disputes that they should resolve all land disputes within two months.

Speaking during the launch of Ardhi Clinic in Dodoma, Mr Silaa instructed land sector officials to make sure that they work on the party’s instructions immediately.

He said the clinic brings together all land sector experts and citizens with the aim of ensuring that they work on all challenges facing the sector in in Dodoma.

Mr Silaa has also asked all administrators to full participate in ensuring the challenges are resolved within the given time.

The minister also pledged to meet people with various land issues without special appointment in order to speed up the process of resolving land disputes.

“I call upon land sector executives to have strategic plans that will favour your efforts in implementing the instruction as well as increase the speed up your performance…I have also dedicated seven hours to meet people with various land issues to ensure that I become part of the implementation of the directives,” he said.

Along with the efforts, the Minister said that the ministry intends to train modern officers who will work in accordance with the country’s laws and regulations governing the land sector along with becoming transparent in serving the public.

Minister Silaa stated the office of the Director of the City of Dodoma has allocated 4.5bn/- for compensating citizens who vacated their areas to pave the way for planning and surveying of land.

On the other hand, he has instructed the Ministry Permanent Secretary, Eng Anthony Sanga, to ensure that all the officials in the country are working according to the rules and regulations while implementing the two months instruction.

This clinic is being held for the second time now here in Dodoma City with the aim of serving the people, including the resolution of land disputes and the distribution of land title deeds, an exercise that will continue for two weeks.

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