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Friday, September 18, 2020

Independent surveyor to settle land dispute in Busumbala

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By Momodou Darboe

The ministry of lands has identified an independent surveyor to delineate the boundaries of a land at the centre of dispute between the Jatta Kunda clan of Busumbala and Jobe Kunda family in Serekunda, The Standard can report.
The Jattas and Jobes are at loggerheads over a land situated in Jabang despite a court judgement over it.

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The dispute started years ago when the land in question was changed to residential purpose after it had been reportedly leased out to the Jobes as an agricultural land in 1998.
After the change of the lease-hold in 2007, the government retained 70% of the land and gave out 30% to the Jobes but the Jatta Kunda family has been complaining that the demarcation of the boundary was unfair as the chunk of land given to the Jobes was more than 30%. The matter consequently became a subject of litigation.

And now that judgement has been delivered in the dispute over boundary, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Lands, Buba Sanyang, on Monday disclosed to The Standard that the lands ministry is now set to enforce the court judgement which ordered for the redefining of the boundaries.

“Very soon, we will do the demarcation. We have identified an independent surveyor who has done some preliminary surveys and already made some presentations,” he disclosed.

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