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Cabinet passes Land Policy

By Bida Elly David


Council of Ministers on Friday passed the National Land Policy that provides a framework to address problems and constraints to ensure equity in land allocation.

The policy aims to provide principles, structures, and processes for land ownership, control, uses, and sustainable management.

Government spokesperson, Michael Makuei told journalists after the meeting that that the policy development process was lengthy due to numerous adjustments required.

According to the constitution, the land is owned by the people of South Sudan, not by communities of South Sudan and the government shall regulate its usage.

But Makuei said the policy will help citizens understand land ownership and management.

After thorough deliberation, the cabinet directed the national minister of land to table the policy before parliament for consideration, he said.

The South Sudan Land Commission, established on February 18, 2011, drafted a draft of the South Sudan land policy to improve land tenure security, land use planning, and land administration and management in Southern Sudan.

Since then, the Country has been using it through the National Land Act to regulate ownership, use, and allocation to nationals.

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