Council instructed to address prison-residents land conflict

23Sep 2021
The Guardian
Council instructed to address prison-residents land conflict

​​​​​​​KONDOA Town Council in Dodoma Region has been required to address the land conflict pitting King’ang’a Prison and residents in the town.

Dr Angeline Mabula.

The remarks were made here on Tuesday by Dr Angeline Mabula, Deputy Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development when she met with councilors and Land sector officials during the first stage of her five-day visit to Dodoma Region.

He said the issue of land conflict should be addressed by the relative local council and if deliberate efforts were not taken, the conflict will never end.

She said if the warring sides in the ongoing land conflict sat down together, it would have ended as the resident had already agreed to relinquish part of their land to the prison.

To speed up for its solution, the deputy minister instructed the Dodoma region assistant Lands Commissioner, Thadei Kabonge to send survey experts to the disputed area to identify boundaries so that the situation could be resolved.

She also directed Kondoa Town Council to make sure it provides land to about 200 residents at Bicha area as the council had already taken funds for the exercise but nothing so far had been done.

"The council should find ways to finalise this issue within the first week of October,” Dr Mabula said.

Earlier, Kondoa Urban Member of Parliament Ally Makoa told Dr Mabula that the main challenges in his constituency is the conflict between residents and the Prisons Department, the conflict in regard to the forest reserve area and the one on Bicha land plots.

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