Tanzanian Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Luhaga Mpina on Sunday issued a one-month ultimatum to investors who were allowed to put up investments in marine parks but failed to do so.

“If they fail to put up investments in the marine parks within one month, their investment permits will be revoked and their property will be confiscated by the government,” Mpina said on a visit to Mbudya and Bongoyo Islands Marine Parks and Reserve Units (MPRU) located in the Indian Ocean.

Mpina added that the government of Tanzania would not tolerate investors who did not keep their word, and who delayed implementation of the investments despite securing government permits.

The minister said Tanzania’s marine parks and reserves were exceptionally rich in their diversity of coral, fish, bird and plant.

He said the government established the MPRU to protect and manage these areas from over fishing, mangrove deforestation, and coral mining. Enditem

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