This is a book of essays on significant themes of the Land Law of Tanzania. The authorís argument is that law is an effective instrument for the articulation and implementation of state policies and political objectives. Throughout history, the land policy and land tenure were devised in order to facilitate plantation agriculture and peasant agriculture. In that pursuit the state has consistently vested in itself extensive supervisory powers over land. The judiciary, on its part, has
willingly granted the executive all support required.
Prof. Gamaliel Mgongo Fimbo is now working on contract having formally retired in 2003. He holds an LL.B from the University of East Africa, an LL.M from the University of London and a Ph.D from the University of Dar es Salaam.