Tanzania: Pastoralists Call for Law Amendment

Pastoralists have urged the government to amend the Livestock Identification, Registration and Traceability Act (2010) and the Compulsory Destocking Order under the Grazing Act of 2010.

One pastoralist, Mr Chilengu Abel said the Compulsory Destocking Order under the Grazing Act allows district livestock officers to force pastoralists to reduce the number of his/her cattle.

Stating that this is against the constitution which gives right of possession to every Tanzanians.

"For a long time we have been in endless war with farmers over the use of land; our cattle are often killed, in some cases even our residences are destroyed because the laws favour the farmers," said Chilengu Abel, a domestic pastoralists at Mkoyo.

Source: The Citizen