Submitted by Website Officer on 24 September 2015 - 1:26pm
By Masalu Elias Luhula - TNRF | September, 2015
Administration and Management of land at village level is well provided within the Village Land Act, 1999. The Act gives mandate of administration and Management of village land to two Authorities, the Village Council and the Village Assembly.
The Village Council is the authority entrusted with management and administration of village land on behalf of villagers in the village. The Village Council has the power to allocate land available in the village land. Allocation of land out of the village land affects interest in land of villagers and the village as a whole. Therefore the law requires that, the village council get approval of the Village Assembly. In my view, the law considered the true spirit of land as a public property and the legal principle of public interest in land matters.
Submitted by Website Officer on 23 September 2015 - 2:07pm
Pastoralist Programme (PP) is one of the rangelands-focused programmes that TNRF administers. The programme is jointly implemented by TNRF and CARE and is a four year project funded by Irish Aid. TNRF’s involvement is mainly to provide policy, communication, technical support to the programme, facilitated engagement of national and international as well as enabling advocacy for partners lined up under Pastoralist Programme. Since 2012, the programme has supported more than 46 pastoralits CSOs in different capacities. In 2015, the progrmme provided grants to national advocacy NGOs (5) and local level NGOs (4) from pastoral districts.
It was learnt that CSOs that are receiving grants, pastoralist groups and their institutions are not in a position to actively engage in tracking of public fund allocated for improving livestock extension services due to the fact that they are not equipped with skills and capability.