7 Days Ultimatum For Squatters

 

The National Assets and Government’s Property Commission yesterday issued a seven-day ultimatum to squatters resident at the National Stadium Hostel, Brookfields, Freetown.

In a letter dated 26th July 2018 and signed by the Executive Secretary, Mr. Joseph CK Tommy, the Commission states: “I write with regard to the above subject matter and request you to give vacant possession of the above mentioned property within seven days effective 29th July, 2018 and hand over the keys to the Commission. Failure to adhere to this the Commission will institute legal proceeding against you.”

This move is in line with the Commission’s Act which makes provision to the control and identification of all national assets and government property and to provide for the maintenance and improvement of such property and the monitoring of their use or disposal and related purposes.

 

 According to Act No. 12 of 1978, government property includes real estates and any interest therein chooses in action stock, shares debentures, vehicles, equipment, furniture or other immovable or movable property belonging to the government, for provided for the use of any government establishment, service or department.

The Commission which is directly under the Office of the President has the power to in consultation with the  Attorney General and Minister of Justice and the police to take any appropriate action to stop, check or recover any national asset or government’s property  being willfully or maliciously misused, abused  or misappropriated.