NGO to Support Tanzania Over Road Construction

NGOs plan to support the government in a case where a Kenyan NGO is seeking to block construction of a highway

Seven Tanzanian NGOs are planning to support the government in a case where a Kenyan organisation is seeking to block the construction of a highway across the Serengeti National Park.

A lawsuit filed in 2010 by the Kenyan-based Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW), sought to have the East African Court of Justice declare the Tanzania government’s plan to construct a US$480 million commercial highway through the Serengeti Park unlawful.

The leader of the group, Edward Porokwa, says the organisations support the government plan to build the Arusha-Musoma highway through the Serengeti as it will benefit local communities, adding that these communities have a right to modern infrastructure.

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The EastAfrican

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