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farmers claim the Mulbadaw farm
on dec. 27th 2015 in “The Citizen” by Zephania Ubwani he writes:
“A strong plea came from inhabitants of
Deajammeda village. They are craving for the adjacent Mulbadaw and
Murjanda estates, citing lack of ample land for grazing their animals and
want land for crop cultivation and the remainder for grazing. We have been
living here for a long time,” lamented Leonard Soa.”
by scores of his colleagues during a meeting convened to discuss the land
crisis facing them, the villager said their problems had been compounded
by alleged harassment by the management of the two farms. ”
Later in the article the allegations about harassment
are denied by a senior official from the Mulbadaw farm who claimed
anonymity. Why anonymity?
There is no reason to believe the villagers are lying.
In HDC we also have reason to believe that HDC is wanted back as
management at the Mulbadaw farm by many in the local population
surrounding the farm. We think this could solve the conflict with the
Link to Ubwani’s article here.
Read the comments by the director of HDC, Halvdan
Jakobsen, in connection to Ubwani’s article:
want back our land»
Citizen on Sunday 27th
December 2015: Deajammeda (in Basotu) village chairperson Renatus Paulo
says, “We are pleading to the government of President John Pombe
Magufuli to intervene” in the question about ownership to the former
NAFCO won “The Mulbadaw Case” in the courts and got
the Title to Mulbadaw Farm. Mulbadaw Farm was offered for sale in 2004 and
Haydom Development Company Ltd (HDC) won the bid and bought the Mulbadaw
Farm on 11th. February 2005, and in November the same year also
the Central Maintenance and Service Centre. The Liquidator handed over
Mulbadaw Farm and CMSC officially to HDC in December 2005, in the presence
of the District Commissioner and Bishop Zebedayo Daudi of the Lutheran
As the name indicates, the ambition of Haydom
Development Company was development, not only production of wheat. The
development strategy was a participatory approach, inviting the neighbors
to participate in the production and share the crop with those who
participated. The farmers along the southern border of Mulbadaw farm
organized themselves in units of five farmers, the female head of the
household representing the participating family.
Haydom Development Company Ltd’ visions, objectives
and targets are published on the web and still valid. “I have a dream. My Mulbadaw neighbor sitting on the Board of
Directors”, Arusha Times 1st-7th 2006 is
representative of the attitude and ambitions of Haydom Development Company
to this article is available on the web.
Friends of Haydom in Norway occupied Mulbadaw and CMSC
on 12th. August 2006. The Norwegians, without any Tanzanian
Court order, evicted the management of HDC. Two “ambulances” from
Haydom Lutheran Hospital filled with men armed with “rungus” chased
HDC people out and locked the gates to the offices and houses. The Citizen
covered the incident the following day. It was not possible for HDC Ltd to
have the case tried in the High Court, Land Division.
Perhaps it would be a good idea for
HDC and Deajammeda Village to join forces in” pleading the Government to
by the web editor
director of HDC is in January 2016 going to Tanzania. He is willing
to visit Dajammeda in order to listen to the claims and find out if there
is a way forward with HDC as a partner in development.