Citizen (Tanzania)

Tourism and Natural Resources minister Hamis

Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Hamis Kigwangalla

 

Khalifa Said @RealKhalifax ksaid@tz.nationmedia.com

Dar es Salaam. The government will on July 2018 start auctioning 61 hunting blocks.

Such blocks are not leased by any company, the government noted on Saturday.

“The auctioning will be repeated in blocks that don’t get leasees,” a statement by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources, Major General (retired) Gaudence Milanzi, noted.

This comes after Tourism and Natural Resources minister Hamis Kigwangalla gave two years to 47 companies which received letters on extending the leasing of hunting blocks for 2018-2022.

Dr Kingwangalla’s decision stemmed from stakeholders’ recommendations and the importance of realigning the new system of allocating hunting blocks through auctioning, which is transparent.

On December 28, Dr Kigwangalla met stakeholders to hear recommendations on convenient procedures on the transitional period of allocating hunting blocks.

Representatives of the Tanzania Hunters Association, Tanzania Professional Hunters association and Tourism Confederation of Tanzania attended the meeting.