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Gov’t suspends all informal land allotment

By Tereza Jeremiah Chuei

The National Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development has issued an order suspending all informal land allotment, Issuance of Tokens, construction or extension of buildings in areas of informal settlement in Central Equatoria State.

The directive was meant to discourage the continuous land grabbing and a sign of warning to any person who would fail to implement.

the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Michael Chiangjiek Geay, issued an order stopping all types of illegal land allotment to allow smooth work of the Technical sub-committee operation.

“In exercise of powers conferred upon me under article 114(2) of the transitional constitutional of the Republic of South Sudan 2011 (as amended), and in line with the republican order no. 12/2021, read together with resolution No.1 of the committee to address issues of rampant informal settlement and land grabbing within Juba City and the environment in Central Equatoria State”

“I, Michael Chiangjiek Geay Mut, National Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development and chair of the committee, do here by issue this Ministerial order for the suspension of all informal land allotment, Issuance of token, construction and Extension of buildings in areas of informal settlements, by the self-proclaimed chiefs, within Juba City and the environment of Juba County in central Equatoria with immediate effect” read parts of the order dated 26th Oct, and obtained by Juba Monitor.

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