''Minister Kagesheki wielded the axe in his ministry without fear, or favour. He sacked those who were lazy and worked in cohoots with poachers and timber vandals. It is now clear to all of us that his remaining in office would have been a very big threat to those who organize poaching and profit from it and some are in the highest levels of government.
He was as usual the first to react when reports filtered in that some of the operations in the field targeted herdsmen and pastoralists instead of poachers. He was right to then call for a temporary halt of such operations until new orders could be established. He also stood up against very powerful interests over the Serengeti highway, the Lake Natron issue and other projects which endangered the principles of conservation in Tanzania''.
Wildlife in Tanzania is declining at a dramatic pace, and there will be no future for this country which is entirely dependent on its natural resources. We demand President Jakaya Kikwete to reconsider the termination of Kagesheki’s position and resume his services with immediate effect.