Central Equatoria State on a move to pass a bill to fight land grabbing

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Central Equatoria State on a move to pass a bill to fight land grabbing
Central Equatoria State on a move to pass a bill to fight land grabbing

Africa-Press – South-Sudan. South Sudan’s Central Equatoria State government has embarked on drafting a bill that aims to regulate land allocation and mitigate conflicts arising from land grabbing.

The state government is now working hard to create awareness on the importance of the Bill, creating platforms for citizens to deliberate on it.

Speaking during the opening of an engagement forum in Juba on Tuesday, the state Deputy Governor, Sarah Nene says, having a land bill is among the government’s top priorities.

Nene says once enacted into law, it will enhance transparency and accountability in the distribution and use of the land.

“This draft bill is expected to open the gates for transparency, accountability and fair legal procedures.”, D. Governor Nene said during opening of Engagement Forum in Juba on Tuesday.

“This draft bill is expected to open the gates for transparency, accountability and fair legal procedures.”, D. Governor Nene said during opening of Engagement Forum in Juba on Tuesday.

The move is expected to reduce malpractices in the system as well as resolve conflicts arising from allocations and ownership of land in the state.

“We need it as a government, we must seek it as a priority to empower legitimacy, regulations towards land definition, protection, ownership and careful use of land to address malpractices, disputes and conflicts.”, she added.

“We need it as a government, we must seek it as a priority to empower legitimacy, regulations towards land definition, protection, ownership and careful use of land to address malpractices, disputes and conflicts.”, she added.

Several months ago, Central Equatoria State governor, Emmanuel Adil Anthony admitted that, land is one of the major causes of insecurity in the state.

His remarks came following a series of clashes between native communities and settlers in the outskirts of Juba.

The last incident occurred last month when residents of Jondoru area, west of Juba, clashed with land grabbers leaving one dead and numerous others injured.

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