A 3 part Analysis of the Tanzanian National Land Policy, 2016
Marjorie Mbilinyi (The Citizen)
Three separate ‘on my mind’ articles by Professor Mbilinyi: Making National Land Policy inclusive and people-centred; In whose interest will this National Land Policy be?; Questions about the National Land Policy, 2016. Draft NLP just released for external consultation. Shares the views of other researchers. Critical issues include questionable statistics, compensation woes, need to be inclusive and people-centred, to recognise and strengthen the power of Village Councils and Village Assemblies to oversee land allocations and use, and for Swahili and popular versions and more time for wide consultation. Major conflict of interest between large-scale commercial companies and small-scale producers. Enormous pressure from banks and agribusiness to provide more land for large-scale commercial investments. Researchers deny claim that there is abundant land for distribution.
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