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LOLIONDO CONFLICT AFFECTS WOMEN, ELDERLY AND CHILDREN

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June 10th, 2022, Dar es Salaam. The Tanzania Media Womens Association (TAMWA) calls on the Tanzanian government to continue to use the negotiation, and reconciliation process and to follow the procedures for the transfer of land and national resources.
 
The request comes after reports from June 8, 9 and today 10, 2022, showing pastoralists of the Loliondo Maasai tribe and army forces protesting the implementation of the border marking of 1500 square kilometers of their villages for natural resource conservation trending in social media. 
 
We understand and agree with the Prime Minister Kassimu Majaliwa that the loss of peace in any area is causing inconvenience to women, the elderly and children and therefore calls on the government to return to the negotiating table to end the Loliondo conservation crisis with the Maasai community.
 
TAMWA have witnessed many conflicts being resolved through dialogue and reconciliation in this country so we believe that even this conflict can also be resolved without resorting to force or inciting violence that is smearing the nation with human rights abuses.
 
Dr Rose Reuben,
 
 
Executive Director
 
TAMWA

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