Tukaone Projects Update – April 2018

Tukaone Projects Manager, Johnny Mansur Mwakalinga, reports on company and farm status, April 7, 2018:


  1. The Annual company fees and Taxes are:
1. Business License (Annual) 18TH /APRIL/2018 100,000.00
2. Register of Companies (Brela)(Annual) 01/JANUAR/2018  100,000.00
3. Postal box charges(Annual) 30/DECEMB/2018 35,600.00

Attached, is the copy of Business License of TuKAoNe Projects, BS No: 2507053 granted on 5/January/2017 by the Trade Department, of Mvomero District Council, to officially run our Business.

  1. Customary Right of Occupancy is the same as Customary Right of Ownership. We better refer it to “Customary Right of Occupancy”, as written in the Village Land Act….Story begins:

TuKAoNe Projects Ltd has now acquired its Customary Right of Occupancy (CRO). Under Customary Right of Occupancy, the Land is owned by the Village Council Government, and so the ownership rights are confirmed and authorized only within Mvomero District Council (District Land and Natural resources Department) after receiving a Board Resolution Minutes from The Village Council Board, that they have resolved to award the Customary Right of Ownership to TuKAoNe. Now with this type of occupancy, the document would not have international value, as its applicability and recognition is only within Tanzanian borders.

We need to get “Right of Occupancy”, of the farmland as it is an internationally recognized document well across other Nations Boarders. Our land gets more value and wide applicability with this type of ownership. The Right of Occupancy given to farm lands is same as Title Deed (Right of Occupancy = Title Deed). Now in order to get the Title deed, The Village Council Board must convene a meeting of all Village members (maybe take a 2 to 3 days meeting) to prepare resolutions and minutes to be submitted to the Chief Commissioner of Land at The Tanzanian Ministry of Land and Natural resources in Dar es salaam directing The Ministry to grand Title Deed to TuKAoNe. Here our farmland gets to be registered at Land Commissioners Office and get recognized by The Tanzanian Investment Centre (TIC). So, during these few days of Village council meeting, they are usually paid some form of allowances from a Land Buyer. (We are also working on the English Translation of the Document I sent you).

Below are estimated expenses for converting the Customary Right of Occupancy (locally recognized) to a Title Deed, or international right of occupancy:

S/N. Activity/Service Cost / Tshs/US$
1. Instruments Hiring from a Contractor for Surveying  (RTK)

4 days@250,000 ($110/day)

1,000,000.00Tsh /$440
2. Perdiem, Two Surveyers on Site 10 Days @60,000 each worker ($26.40 per worker per day) 1,200,000.00Tsh /$528
3. Ministry and District Title Deed processing cost (fees payable to Government) 600,000.00Tsh /$264
4. Printing map (2copies) – payable to Government 200,000.00Tsh /$88
5. Travel cost (Follow up costs from District to Ministry), by Tukaone Manager 100,000.00Tsh /$44
6 Local Leaders meeting allowances: for 3 days (Village Chairman, Village Executive Officer, Three Village council committee members)

10,000 @5 * 3 days ($4.4 each for 5 persons for 3 days meetings)

150,000.00Tsh /$66
TOTAL   3,250,000.00Tsh /$1430
  1. A local person may do the plan, design, and draw the infrastructure, irrigation, buildings, uses of land etc for About Tanzanian Shillings 2,850,000.00 ($1282 USD).

Sure, it is logical if when we can start slow with the essentials like crops, irrigation, power and office/storage building and get growing from that point.

  1. We conducted a small testing, and found out that the lower areas of the Land can well be used to grow rice by using irrigation. The higher part of the land (which is about 20% of the land) can be used to grow maize. I am of the opinion that, the Business Plan be as it is. We may consider updating the Plan after the first production. The only part of the plan to be updated could be that 20% of the land use to grow Maize.
  2. We do still have the TuKAoNe office in Dakawa (our office location).
  3. I am very interested on your ideas for the fundraising page and the rewards to the “Donors” and “sponsors.” The side of office could be painted with their names, and also we will design a signboard at the entrance to the farms where their names, Companies logos etc may be painted on. There is local craftsmen/painters group in a town nearby who can be used to design up different gifts for our donors. A big sponsor may be gifted a bracelet made from maasai beeds, a makonde carvings etc a tradition developed by tribes of maasai and maakonde. Sponsors from Colleges/Schools donating to TuKAoNe, maybe gifted with drawings and a “story page”, from local schools children. Or even send a sponsor a video clip to express words of appreciation through traditional dance. I will have that in control.
  4. Hembeti has the same background of native tribes with some little differences. At Hembeti there is only few Maasai people tribe unlike Dakawa where there are many Maasai keeping animals. Both villages are found in the same Mvomero District council, with same economic activities. There are no land conflicts at Hembeti, whereby at Dakawa the conflicts on grazing land to farming land are common.

Thank you, will email again soon on The Translated Document.


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