Importance of MAA Society to the Nation


The MAA community generally has a genuine case to demand from the state specific favors so that they are enabled to mix and acquire a status equivalent to others within the Nation. Their existence or their name itself has created specific fame to the Nation as it in one of the prominent tribes who have stuck to their traditions. Some of these traditions have helped the state to get extra revenues, especially from the tourism industry. Among the most famous wildlife parks in the world are those found in the northern zone of Tanzania (Northern Tourist Circuit). These include Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park and Arusha National Park and the Maasai Mara National Reserve—all of which have been within MAASAI DOMAIN for over four centuries. The survival of these sanctuaries has been made possible through the MAA communities’ traditional ethics of living in harmony with wildlife. It is the expectation of the MAA communities that their marginalisation is left to be a history of the past and that they now deserve a special and extra treatment to bring them in line with their fellow Tanzanians.