Widows in Morogoro stand up to fight for land ownership rights

Widows of the Magole ward in Kilosa District have shed tears in front of leaders of Greenbelt School Trust Fund organisation (GSTF) soon after been educated that they have legal and customary rights to own land up to 50 hectors.


They found themselves crying during a training organised by GSTF through funding from the Foundation for Civil Society. The training was on the 1999 Land Act and Village Land Act NO. 4 and 5, while issues of their involvements in the management and administration of land rights in villages councils and land conflict resolution also came into the limelight.

Speaking on her experience, a widow from Magole ward, Anna Chilangile, whose half hector of land was taken by the village land council after the death of her husband, says at the beginning she thought it was all a right decision but after the awareness she decided to take the issue to court.


“Many times we are being deprived from our lands rights. I am a widow with four children and my husband died a while ago but village leaders have grabbed a portion of my land and reallocated it to a businessman claiming that my land was so big for ordinary use. I did not know what to do, but thanks God now I have the knowledge to claim it back. I will fight for what is mine, till I get it back," says Anna.

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