I had written a year ago about land grabbing issues in Tanzania. I had described “the idle land” argument the government uses to push away poor peasants from their traditional land. Some of this land grabbing phenomenon is having a huge impact in perpetuating poverty for the rural residents in the country.
The new constitution needs to take land away from the governments and back to its rightful owners, the locals in their own villages, vitongojis and the likes.
Some education on land ownership need to be provided to the villagers so that they can make informed decision on what to do with their ancestral land. The crooks from the government should not be allowed to strike land deals with foreign or local investors in any shape or form.
Here is a very good article on this issue. Read it.