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Over seventy beneficiaries receives land documents

By Nema Juma

At least eight nine beneficiaries who are returnees, women and elderly as well the IDPs   have received their land documents from Greater Bahr-El Ghazal land alliance.

The 61 beneficiaries received their   land documents plus the 21 people whose their land were grabbed by the land grabbers in the region.

 Greater Bahr-EL-Ghazal land Alliance   in collaboration with Norwegian People’s Aid has   decided to support the IDPs, vulnerable people, returnees, women and elderly by helping them to process and produce land documents for those who have no proper land ownership documents.   

While speaking to Juba Monitor by phone, the Executive Director of Greater Bahr-El –Ghazal land Alliance, Alfred Angok Uliny said in Wau, they gave 24 plus the 28 land which were being contested in the court, in Kuajok they gave out 14 and Aweil 23.

“For the issue of Wau, we gave 24 plus the 28 pieces of land which were still in the court but the lawyer had to follow them up and later it was give to the beneficiary,” Angok said.

In the document extended to Juba monitor, this year through the support from NPA, the Greater Bahr-El-Ghazal land Alliance will engage and influence the state and local government Authority to allocate plots to the IDPs and returnees in Wau and this will encourage them to leave the POCs or camps, adding that accessing land rights and protecting them from COVID-19 by reducing overcrowding.

It stated that the organization will engage and deploy land rights paralegals to monitor land and property disputes including those that occasioned by the spontaneous return of the IDPs due to COVID-19 outbreak.

“Legal aids support for IDPs, vulnerable returnees, women, elderly to access their land rights in Wau town,” it stated.

Greater Bahr-El-Ghazal land alliance is a non-profit, non- partisan, non- political organization which was formed in December 2016, by eight members of civil society organizations from the former four states of Bahr-El-ghazal.

Later in 2018-2019 three CSOs members were admitted to the Alliance has a total number of 36 CSOs members that are supporting the activities GBLA indirectly within the four states of Bahr-El-Ghazal region.       

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