Maasai

Update, 8:45pm GMT 25 November 2014: The Tanzanian President has tweeted that he will not pursue to deal with the hunting reserve — but we cannot back off until the Maasai are guaranteed permanent rights to their land, in writing. We’ve updated the petition text to reflect this additional, critical, ask.

The Tanzanian government plans to kick 40,000 Maasai people off their ancestral land to make way for a luxury big game hunting reserve. A section of the famous Serengeti plains, which teems with lions, leopards, elephants, wildebeest, zebra and buffalo, is to be sold to a Dubai-based company, the Ortelo Business Corporation, for a commercial hunting ground.

The Tanzanian government has been forced to back down once before — last year, after massive local and international opposition to the plan, Tanzania’s president promised the Maasai they could stay on their lands. Now the government has made a sudden u-turn, and told them the deal is back on and they must leave their ancestral territory by the end of this year.

Tell Tanzania’s president to keep his promise and cancel the corporate land-grab once and for all.

6 thoughts on “The Tanzanian government plans to kick 40,000 Maasai people off their ancestral land to make way for a luxury big game hunting reserve.

    1. SIGNED PETITION TO OPPOSE.

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        1. APO says:

          Official Statement form The United Republic of Tanzania: https://appablog.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/tanzania-refute-claims-to-evict-40000-maasai-from-their-land-in-ngorongoro/

          Tanzania refute claims to evict 40,000 Maasai from their land in Ngorongoro

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

          DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, November 28, 2014/ — The government of United Republic of Tanzania has never had any plan to evict the Maasai people from their ancestral land as falsely reported by the media in recent days. The information circulated through the media outlets globally was misleading, malicious and meant to tarnish the image of our country and her international standing.

          Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/tanztour.png

          Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1586

          The Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism (http://www.mnrt.go.tz), Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu said that the claims that 40,000 Maasai were being evicted are false unfounded and baseless. The argument that the land in question is being sold to a wealthy Middle Eastern family are a total fabrication and in contrary to the Tanzanian law.

          Members of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Land, Natural Resource, and Environment are due to visit the Loliondo area to bear witness to the government position and speak directly to the Maasai people. The Minister, Lazaro Nyalandu will also be leading a team of government officials and Media Houses to visit Ngorongoro in the next few days.

          Lazaro Nyalandu (MP)
          Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism
          28th November, 2014

          Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of the Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism of The United Republic of Tanzania.

          Media contact:
          Pascal Shelutete
          shelutete@yahoo.com
          +255262321560

          SOURCE
          Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism of The United Republic of Tanzania

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  1. APO says:

    Official Statement form The United Republic of Tanzania: https://appablog.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/tanzania-refute-claims-to-evict-40000-maasai-from-their-land-in-ngorongoro/

    Tanzania refute claims to evict 40,000 Maasai from their land in Ngorongoro

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

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, November 28, 2014/ — The government of United Republic of Tanzania has never had any plan to evict the Maasai people from their ancestral land as falsely reported by the media in recent days. The information circulated through the media outlets globally was misleading, malicious and meant to tarnish the image of our country and her international standing.

    Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/tanztour.png

    Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1586

    The Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism (http://www.mnrt.go.tz), Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu said that the claims that 40,000 Maasai were being evicted are false unfounded and baseless. The argument that the land in question is being sold to a wealthy Middle Eastern family are a total fabrication and in contrary to the Tanzanian law.

    Members of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Land, Natural Resource, and Environment are due to visit the Loliondo area to bear witness to the government position and speak directly to the Maasai people. The Minister, Lazaro Nyalandu will also be leading a team of government officials and Media Houses to visit Ngorongoro in the next few days.

    Lazaro Nyalandu (MP)
    Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism
    28th November, 2014

    Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of the Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism of The United Republic of Tanzania.

    Media contact:
    Pascal Shelutete
    shelutete@yahoo.com
    +255262321560

    SOURCE
    Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism of The United Republic of Tanzania

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