1.   Short title.

   2.   Application.

   3.   Interpretation.

   4.   Enfranchisement of leaseholds.

   5.   Vesting of enfranchised leaseholds.

   6.   Extinction of rights of landlords.

   7.   Compensation for unexhausted improvement.

   8.   Functions of Tribunal.

   9.   Protection of members of Tribunal.

   10.   No agreement to be at variance with this Act.

   11.   Regulations.

   12.   [Repeal of Act No.1 of 1965 and saving.]



An Act to make provision for the enfranchisement of certain lands held under customary land tenure, to provide for the grant of such lands to the tenants and for related matters.

[1st August, 1969]
[G.N. No. 207 of 1969]

Acts Nos.
47 of 1968
43 of 1969
19 of 1992
2 of 2002

1.   Short title Act No. 43 of 1969 s. 4">

   This Act may be cited as the Customary Leaseholds (Enfranchisement) Act.

2.   Application

   The provisions of this Act shall apply to the Kagera Region of and to such other areas of Mainland Tanzania as the Minister may, from time to time by notice in the Gazette, declare to be areas to which the Act shall apply.

3.   Interpretation Acts Nos. 43 of 1969 s. 2; 19 of 1992 Sch.; 2 of 2002 Sch.">

   (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Appeals Tribunal" means the Customary Lands Appeals Tribunal established pursuant to section 13 of this Act;

   "effective date" means, in relation to the Kagera Region, the date of the commencement of this Act and in relation to any other area which is declared by notice under section 2 to be an area to which this Act shall apply, the date which is expressed in such notice to be the date from which this Act shall apply to such area or, if no such date is expressed in the notice, the date of the publication of the notice in the Gazette;

   "enfranchised land" means land enfranchised by section 4;

   "land" means any parcel of land held under customary tenure and which is used wholly or mainly for or in connection with agricultural, pastoral or mixed agricultural and pastoral purposes;

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