Corruption Stinks At Lands Ministry
Concern citizens are jubilating over the re-appointment of Dr. Denis Sandy as the minister of Lands in the Bio’s administration. They opined that with the Exception of Dr. Sandy who served in the Ernest Bai Koroma led government as Lands Minister but was sacked for undisclosed reasons, almost all Sandy’s predecessors and successors filthily enrich themselves by grabbing land, negotiate with others to grab land or simply convert series of acres of lands under the ticket of their political landscape.
Mr .Robert Williams resides at Leicester village, his two acres of land he inherited from his father became the subject of a four years tussle between himself and certain law enforcement officials who received the support of lands ministry officials, he said a surveyor at the lands ministry fabricated land documents belonging to others in favor of their clients. This also occurs in certain vicinities outside the capital.
Williams says lands is the second most corrupt Ministry after the Sierra Leone Police Force, he revealed that Surveyors, Directors, Ministers and associates have profited from illegal land ownership.
Former lands minister, Mr. Alieu Pat-Sow owns acres of land at the Orugu community, upper Allen Town, Yams-Farm etc.
Musa Tarawally plunged himself in a corruption scandal over lands deals at Shell, Texaco and Lumley Beach Road, Benjamin Davies instructed his security to shoot at a neighborhood over land dispute while he was residing at Juba. Diana Konomanyi also joined in the corruption wagon.
It is estimated that more than 100 acres awaits Dr. Sandy to be solve but he is accustom to the same faces he left behind with the exception of former Director of lands and Survey, Mr. Pratt who has retired.
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