Land is life!
It was not until I saw our very own natives displaced, did I realize how little we have access to our own land.
Land is the most precious gift given to mankind. It is the same land which contain the dust that mankind is believed to have been made from and returns to. The land bears fruits and crops which builds mankind in all sectors of society. But land has lost its significant due to the challenges which surround it.
Approximately 45 years ago, the land of our nation was liberated from colonialism. It is now approaching two years since a native group of people were displaced in an area they had lived since independent, It was really sadden to see the people who had lived on that piece of land for so long leave it for an investor who had come to enrich himself.
Although land is the most important and expensive thing to hold, nowadays few citizens especially women have little or no access to land. As women our challenges are many.In rural areas when a woman is married, she moves to her husband’s land. Customary law protects a man more than a woman, when the husband dies or they divorce, the woman loses out in accessing the land.
Without land there could not be us but without access to land there is no development. Hence the need to make land available to all especially women.