As Lands Minister Warns… War On Land Grabbers


By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

The Minister of Lands, Housing and the Environment, Dr. Denis Sandy has reportedly frowned at the rampant spate of land grabbing and the indiscriminate encroachment on state lands allocated to different Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) across the country.

The current unfortunate trend, he said, is as a result of the unavailability and the lack of correct survey plans for state lands.

In a bid to correct this appalling situation, ensure sanity and support institutions to regain their lands, the Minister has reportedly asked all MDAs to apply to the Lands Ministry in order to have their lands surveyed and supported by legal land documents, adding that his Ministry will support all government institutions to ensure that they regain all their grabbed or encroached lands.