CES eyes special courts to solve land disputes

CES eyes special courts to solve land disputes

The Central Equatoria State (CES) is in the process of establishing a court to deal exclusively with land0realted disputes.

The CES Minister of Housing, Land, and Public Utilities, Flora Gabriel, said the plan is part of adhering to national land policy, to fix the mess of land allocational the capital.

The ministers added that the state will use the land policy to ensure no complaints arose again.

“We want to establish a land court in Central Equatoria State to handle land issues,” she Gabriel during a workshop that validated the Draft National Policy 2022.

“And anyone who is occupying someone else land must be told to vacate or face the law in this court.’’

She said when the land policy is enacted into law; a grace period for vacation will be given to individuals after which a legal measure would take its course. 

“After this land policy, we are going to make our own policy in the state… it will end land grabbing and justice will be served for those whose land was grabbed. “

She added that this will equally bring down the cost of rent in the city.

“When the Land Policy is passed and when we give everybody a plot of land to own, the [rent costs will reduce],” she argued.

She added that the State business committee was in a better position and would work hard to solve the problem.

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