Stakeholders to discuss issuance of hunting block licences

25Dec 2017
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Stakeholders to discuss issuance of hunting block licences

HUNTING stakeholders will this week meet in designated capital Dodoma to extensively deliberate on issuance of hunting blocks licences in the country.

Natural Resources and Tourism ministry’s permanent secretary,  Gaudence Milanzi

According to a statement issued yesterday by the Natural Resources and Tourism ministry’s permanent secretary,  Gaudence Milanzi, the meeting has been slated for December 28, this year  and it is expected to address challenges facing the sub-sector.

The meeting came few days after the minister for Tourism and Natural Resources, Dr Hamis Kingwangalla declared revocation of all hunting blocks pending a new order.

Milanzi, however said that the government hopes that the meeting will come up with a better way of leasing the blocks.

Following the minister’s directive, the Tanzania Hunting Association (TAHAO) have been raising their voices over losses they have been incurring.

The association also claimed that they are yet to receive official communication from the government of their licences revocation.

Last week, the association issued the statement claiming that they were legally the owners of the blocks, which they were given by previous ministers in January, this year.

They added that the outfitters were already concerned that if they go to market their products, they would been considered as conmen.

“The news has reached the International Markets, the big USA Hunting Conventions are about to start in two weeks... what are hunting outfitters going to market and sell if they do not have hunting blocks.

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