Landless People's Movement threatens to release a list of resettled farmers

Landless People's Movement threatens to release a list of resettled farmers
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The Landless People's Movement has threatened to release a list of resettled farmers by Wednesday.
The group of land activists want to release their own list of beneficiaries of the government's resettlement programme, if the Ministry of Land Reform, fails to respond to their request for an official list.
In a request to the Ministry of Land Reform last week, the group said the list in their possession is based on information gathered by their members, from sources across the country.
Speaking to Nampa on Monday, Olsen Kahiriri, who wrote a letter to Permanent Secretary, Peter Amutenya, with a copy to the Office of the Ombudsman, gave the ministry seven working days, expiring tomorrow.
Kahiriri said there was no reason why the list should be kept secret, as it contained public information.
Amutenya earlier declined to give the list to the media, claiming that it may cause harassment of the resettled farmers.
The Landless People's Movement was established late last year, and has since been leading demands for a return of ancestral land, lost at the hands of the former German and South African colonial regimes.