The case in point is that of Fatu Said Selemani Mikoko (a widow) against Ziada Hemedi Mponda, both residents of Kiranjeranje village. A foreign company is constructing communication towers along the Dar es Salaam -Lindi road and in Kiranjeranje village they happened to lease a piece of land from ms Mikoko which she claimed to own.
"Women have no right to own land in this village. It is a tradition but no one is working to change this bad tradition," explains Habiba Juma Nambondo, with deep emotion. And then she adds," Even in the family, boys are given a priority to own land while girls are not considered at all When a married woman loses her husband she knows that the best thing for her to do is to 'dust up her buttocks' and go back home to her parents because the in-laws will not give her an inch of land.