Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP), Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation is leading a team of Government officials and stakeholders in a two-day official exploratory tour in Mbeya Region. The Minister is expected to visit Kyela District to meet elders and people living around the shore of Lake Nyasa.
This tour is yet another continuation of the exploratory mission undertook by Hon. Membe with this team last two months ago in Ruvuma Region, whereas they toured Wards of Mbamba Bay, Lituhi, Liuli including Songea District. It is an effort to brief citizens residing around Lake Nyasa about the ongoing border dispute with Malawi and solicit their views and contributions to the ongoing border talks.
The team is consisted of officials from the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, Ministry of Information, Culture and Sports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, State House, Ministry of Defense and Scholars from various universities.
Tanzania and Malawi have been in dispute over the Lake Nyasa, whereas Malawi claims ownership of the whole Lake of the area under dispute and Tanzania claims the 50 percent share ownership of the same.
The Minister is expected to end his tour on 30 October, 2012.
Government Communication Unit
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.
DAR ES SAALAM.
28 October, 2012.