Ministries in tussle over land use plan

14 May 2012

The Ministries of Tourism and Natural Resources and Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development have locked horns over a planned carving of 200 plots from Kazimzumbwi Forest Reserve in Coast Region.

The Natural Resources and Tourism ministry through the Forestry and Beekeeping Department says the Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development is using the pretext that the area is part of Chanika village, while it knows that the  areas is part of the reserve. 
 
According to the Director of Forestry and Beekeeping in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Felician Kilahama, there has been a concerted struggle by officials in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development to secure the 200 plots from the reserve.