By Frank Kimboy
The government has sounded a stern warning against foreigners who have been engaging in poaching. Responding to a supplementary question from Ms Riziki Lulida (Special Seats - CCM), the deputy minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr Lazaro Nyalandu, said that irrespective of their countries of origin, the government would not tolerate such destructive behaviour.
Ms Riziki Lulida, wanted to know what the government was doing in the wake of reports that foreign nationals were the main coordinators of poaching activities.
According to her, foreigners mostly from Asia were involved in poaching activities which endangered wildlife in Tanzanian parks.
She added that on Sunday, a Chinese national was found in possession of 700 elephant tusks which meant that about 350 elephants were killed to obtain the ivory.
The deputy minister said that the anti-poaching war was progressive and called for wananchi’s cooperation by reporting people who were involved in poaching incidents.