Langrabbing is bad, it must be stopped

Tanzanian farmer with drought-affected maize (Photo: Anne Wangalachi/CIMMYT)

It has been reported in the media that the government has repossessed a total of 8,000 hectares of land that had been taken away from subsistence farmers in Simanjiro District by some leaders.

The land has been handed back to its original owners after intervention by the Secretary General of CCM, Mr Abdulrahman Kinana, who visited the area at the weekend and met the affected farmers who demanded their land back.

It is incredible that respectable leaders, including those in CCM and the government, should collude with village leaders to usurp land from poor subsistence peasants in the rural drought-prone district.

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