Changes taking place on property ownership in traditional African communities

Changes taking place on property ownership in traditional African communities

  1. women/children can now own property
  2. wealth is no longer determined by the number of wives/children.
  3. The introduction of money economy had reduced the value attached to land
  4. The roles of elders in sharing of property had been eroded.
  5. Land is individually owned through the issuance of title deeds.
  6. People write wills to share /decide who should inherit their property.
  7. Property can be owned outside one’s ancestral home
  8. Land can now be sold/auctioned.
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