Prof Lipumba gave the remarks yesterday when speaking at a campaign rally in Kahama, saying the government had taken up many areas of land from people without paying them compensation.
He said among the areas expropriated by the government in Kahama District include the market used by traders who invested money to construct it but were forcefully removed and shifted to Namanga market.
“Traders invested their money for the market by building stalls around the market but at the end of the day they were removed without any compensation,” he said.
Prof Lipumba said there are many areas in the country which have been taken up by the government without compensating owners , adding that if elected he will ensure they get paid.
Meanwhile, Prof Lipumba hailed CCM presidential candidate John Magufuli for introducing free education from primary to secondary level which he had fought for in 1995.
CUF parliamentary candidate for Kahama Urban constituency Hosea Ezekiel said he will work together with Prof Lipumba to solve all the challenges facing Kahama residents including building health centres in wards that still lack health facilities.