David Bahati, State Minister for Planning has defended government, saying it has no intention of grabbing people’s land
- State Minister for Planning David Bahati has defended government, saying it has no intention of grabbing people’s land. He was yesterday speaking at a dialogue organized by the civil society under the theme “African Solutions to African problems’.
In his speech, Bahati dismissed those speaking ill of the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017. The bill seeks to amend section article 26 of the constitution that seeks to provide for compulsory land acquisition for government projects. Government argues that key government projects are delayed by compensation disputes.
Those opposed to the proposed amendment accuse government of bringing a law with intentions of grabbing private land under the guise of implementing public projects.However, Bahati dismisses the claim, saying it is the NRM government, which put in place a law protecting private land.