Monday, August 3, 2009


I congratulate Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism in her "Save Our Soul Message" As reported by Adam Ihucha (staff writer of ETN) “Mwangunga sends SOS message to frustrated Maasai in Ngorongoro”, by considering the right of the native Maasai to stay in the area. The Question to ask is, “what will be the ecological perspectives of the area for the five years to come as far as the Natives population is increasing?” The number of population in third world countries is increasing dramatically. The relocation of the Natives in Ngorongoro must consider the growth of population in term of reproduction not immigration.

NCAA acting chief conservator, Bernard Murunya, said the ecosystem can only support 25,000 people. Trace back the establishment of the NCAA as World Heritage Site the area is fragile to be occupied with large population of larger than the mentioned above as well as advancement in technology of carrying out human activities.

UNESCO is not happy with the cultivation undertakings within the NCA Likewise the threats are caused by peasant agriculture which the native complains of its little contribution towards their lives and request for alternatives which most of them is supported by advancements in technology. This is contradictory because while UNESCO is not happy for their activities the request of the site does not require advancement in technology. The problem is increase in Demand to sustain the native’s population which requires advancement in technology (This is demographic factor)

The perspective of rescue NCAA Future importance must include the number of factors such as Population control especially in term of reproduction, control of Tourists Activities and take into consideration of alternatives that are sustainable and serve Pastoral Maasai lives. Natives have declared for their threats to ecology but request Government to provide alternatives that will stop their deeds. This is the best opportunity that can be used to provide deep knowledge, Skills and attitude over the importance of the site and sustainable utilization supported by improved population growth.

Elihoise Malisa

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