Tanzanian authorities are threatening to evict residents of the Uvinje sub-village from their ancestral lands in Northeastern Tanzania. If carried out, such an eviction would defy the recommendations of an independent government ombudsman. Protimos is working in partnership with local lawyers to ensure that the Uvinje community is able to assert its legal rights in this land rights dispute. As part of its efforts, Protimos asked the Legal and Human Rights Centre in Tanzania to carry out a fact-finding mission to the sub-village. Their mission report describes residents as “living in fear and tension”.Yet, there is no suggestion that the residents are willing to concede; as the report states, “they are ready to die defending their very precious asset”.
The full report can be found HERE.