Ministry in discussions to help Twiga resolve dispute, Tanzania

Ministry in discussions to help Twiga resolve dispute, Tanzania
Published: 23 June 2011

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing officials are today expected to meet with Kinondoni District Council authorities to discuss the ongoing land dispute between Twiga Cement Company and residents of Chasimba Village.

In an exclusive interview with The Guardian yesterday in Dar es Salaam, the ministry’s Information Officer Wilson Malosha said the aim was to see an amicable end to the conflict.

Malosha said that the meeting will also involve officials from the ministry of Lands, Housing Development and Human Settlements to find a lasting solution.

Malosha said his ministry was concerned that closure of the Wazo Hill plant would throw many Tanzanians out of work, raise the local price of cement, while the government would lose the revenue it is getting from the company.

“Today’s meeting is not the first. The ministry has met with the concerned parties several times,” he said.

Malosha added: “We want to see a lasting solution to this problem.”