The land Act in South Sudan allows every citizen to own land and such acts under the transitional constitution and the local government act recognizes women’s rights to own kandanda property.
This comes after a realization that even with the existent of such laws women do not really own the right to defend it and in most cases it is law that just exist without the women in the ground being sensitized about.
The land issue is what is currently being exploited by the Executive Director for Women Foundation, Sunday Maggo who says the land inheritance has becomes an man’s issue since culture does not allow them to acquire land or inherit the property of the late husband.
The issue has seen the training of fifteen women from different backgrounds of South Sudan on land inheritance rights and legal frameworks at Kapuri in Juba the previous week.
The program seeks to help understand their rights.