As part of his provincial visits, the Minister of Lands, Housing and the Environment, Dr. Denis Sandy has reassured heads of Bo Land owning families that rampant dubious sales of both government and private lands are now things of the past.
Flanked by his Deputy, Sylvester Goba, at Bo City Hall, Dr. Denis Sandy said all will be done to replace existing land tenure system with a modernize land policy which will be attractive to both investors and private land owners.He encouraged Land owning Family Heads to count themselves blessed for having made portions of their lands available for infrastructural development, adding that the topical issue involving payment of lease rents to Land owning Families will soon be addressed.
He explained issues relating to freehold, lease and other key areas all of which needs grave attention by government.
Responding to questions Dr. Denis Sandy called on affected community to once more revisit the arrangement that has to do with complaints involving blasting of rocks by Chinese company along Bo/Kenema Highway as his Ministry was not directly involved in the initial arrangements.
Asked about the suspended fourteen senior officers of his Ministry, the Minister was quick to register his profound regret against dubious transactions engaged in by Ministry officers, calling it as a syndicate with impunity which cannot be compromised.
Earlier in his response, Deputy Minister, Sylvester Goba said lands legally bought whether left to fallow or not still remains the true asset of the original buyer.
The meeting was chaired by the Bo City Mayor, Dr. Wusu Sannoh, while the vote of thanks was delivered by the Deputy Chairman, Bo District Council, Joseph Bindi. By Easmon Moiguah