Friday, 28 November 2014

Reply to the Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism's press release about Loliondo

“The government of United Republic of Tanzania has never had any plan to evict the Maasai people from their ancestral land

This is a patently false and untrue statement. The 1,500 square kilometres dry season grazing land in question, bordering Serengeti National Park, has already been under threat several times. This land is also the core hunting area of Otterlo Business Corporation Ltd that for two decades has held the hunting block (permit to hunt) that covers more than the whole area of Loliondo Division. The Dubai-owned OBC organizes hunting trips for the highest levels of United Arab Emirates society.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Nyalandu-Style Loliondo Land Grab Attempt Almost Becomes World News

The renewed 1,500km2 grab attempt finally was reported about by the press, but in a distorted way.
One Tanzanian newspaper is inciting the public against the people of Loliondo.
The same paper published a letter by the councillor for Oloipiri supporting Thomson Safaris and OBC.
Minister Nyalandu denies everything and talks about other things.
A delegation from Loliondo failed to meet the Prime Minister.