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Posted - 01 Feb 2015 :  21:37:04  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Readers and posters of Bantaba in cyberspace may like to refresh their memories by reading my posting of 15 th December 2014 above






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Posted - 14 Feb 2015 :  04:00:33  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This started in 2004 !!




http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/banyaka-alkalo-others-convicted

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Posted - 09 Oct 2017 :  11:27:43  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here again this subject raises its ugly head,but the new administration have brought the matter before the courts,almost 3 years ago,there is so much investigative work to be done in order to expose the wrongdoings of the past,once again Foroyaa has highlighted this trial.

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State Prosecutes 3 People on 7 Criminal Counts
EditorOctober 7, 2017

By Yankuba Jallow

Banta Jaiteh, Bakary Bojang and Ensa Badjie, are facing 7 criminal charges on land dealings, belonging to Ensa Jesus Jatta, the former Inspector General of Police.

The matter is before Principal Magistrate, Isatou Janneh-Njie of Banjul Magistrates Court and the state prosecutor is L. Jarju whilst the defendants’ counsel is lawyer Pa harry Jammeh.

The three are accused of wilfully procuring and transferring land belonging to Ensa Jesus Jatta, the former Inspector General Police of the Gambia without authority.

The three accused persons on count 1 are charged with conspiracy to defraud contrary to section 292 of the criminal code. It is alleged that the three sometime in the year 2014 conspired among themselves to extort plot No. 66 at Old Yundum belonging to Ensa Jesus Badjie and sold it to one Kutubo Ceesay. The trio is also charged on count 2 with obtaining goods by false pretence contrary to section 288 of the criminal code. The three accused persons are accused of defrauding and obtaining the sum of two hundred thousand dalasis (D200,000) from one Kutubo Ceesay, for the sale of Plot No 66 knowing that the said plot No. 66 at Old Yundum belongs to Ensa Jesus Badjie.

On count 4, they are charged with Forgery contrary to Section 322 of the criminal code. They are charged with intent to defraud and forged the registration of deed of assignment registered on 11th June, 2014 with serial registration no. 394/2014 Vol. KD to falsely transfer of title of plot No. 66 at Old Yundum belonging to one Ensa Jesus Jatta to one Kutubo Ceesay.

Further, they are charged with obtaining registration by false pretense contrary to section 295 of the Criminal Code.


http://www.foroyaa.gm/archives/18209

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Posted - 10 Feb 2018 :  15:47:25  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It is now 2018 !! Rumbling on since 2011...WHY? one could ask......ANY READER, want to POST and tell us ALL ?.........

"...............The Chief Justice should hold seminars with those who preside over District Tribunals on how to handle land cases. Foroyaa has witnessed many deliberations and decisions do not appear to be always uniform. This is due to the fact that precedents are not well established and conveyed to the adjudicators to enable them to be systematic in the dispensation of justice."

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QUESTION OF THE DAY

The land tenure system in The Gambia requires careful review if we are going to avert confrontation between families. The Chief Justice should hold seminars with those who preside over District Tribunals on how to handle land cases. Foroyaa has witnessed many deliberations and decisions do not appear to be always uniform. This is due to the fact that precedents are not well established and conveyed to the adjudicators to enable them to be systematic in the dispensation of justice.

One principle that has been established is being a first settler on a land. This concept of first settler is often used in a loose manner because of the fact that other families do come to join the first settler family. When they do, the first settler family would ask the new comers to go to areas where there is thick bush so that they would clear the land and establish their own frontiers of settlement. This is why the second principle was established that a family that first clears a thick bush as a result of the permission of their host would become owners of the land cleared.

Population growth has now given rise to the habitation of many families on land that the original settlers ceded to new settlers. However as the original settlers experienced land shortage, they are tempted to make claims that the land cleared by the new settlers belongs to them. This is creating many conflicts which need proper handling if it is to be prevented from creating endless tensions in the community.


http://foroyaa.gm/how-is-land-ownership-determined-in-rural-settlements/

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Posted - 10 Feb 2018 :  23:55:20  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote


DEAR READER,you may also like to READ the topic below:

A Respected SYSTEM is already available to Arbitrate and make a legally binding decision of this Land "problem" best of all it would be respected by LOCAL people without any FINANCIAL burden to the Central Government and having to form a NEW Ministry and associated staffing levels,Any Opinions........? or better still POSTS from Readers.


http://www.gambia.dk/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15659&


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Posted - 28 Feb 2018 :  16:15:36  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Still ongoing,It really is about time that this "problem" is resolved by ACTION which is enforcable by a plain and simple leglislation that can be taken by those who are agreeved.Again this comes back to the world "development" that MONEY is the most important thing in life .
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GTBoard to prosecute people selling TDA properties
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Gambia Tourism Board has threatened to prosecute people that are clearing the Brufut Heights area and other parts of the Tourism Development Areas (TDA) for sale.

In a media dispatch sent to The Point, the GTBoard stated that the TDA is a reserve zone for tourism development purposes. The West Coast TDA comprises of the coastal stretch from Kotu Bridge to Kartong measuring 800 meters inland, from the High Water Mark.

The released added that it was leased to Central Government in 1969 by the Kombo North District Authority for a period of 51 years and was subsequently extended to 99 years by the State Lands Act of 1991. Currently, the lease (SR NO K226/2015) is under the custody of the GTBoard as per the GTBoard Act 2011.

The release further stated that it has come to the attention of the GTBoard that people are illegally selling landed properties in the TDA, notably Brufut Heights, Tanji, Batokunku, Tujereng, Sanyang, Medina Salam, and Kartong. The general public is hereby advised that this contravenes the abovementioned act thus making the acquisition of land in the TDA through such means illegal.
Author: Momodou Jawo

http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/gtboard-to-prosecute-people-selling-tda-properties


HERE is the Standard newspaper on this subject:

http://standard.gm/site/2018/02/28/gtb-warns-tampering-tda-land/

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Posted - 05 Mar 2018 :  16:11:02  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ahhhhhhhhh.............Foroyaa has now joined to ask a very important question !!!

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According to section 192 of the Constitution,

“There shall be established a Land Commission whose composition, functions and powers shall be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly.”

It is therefore important for the state to make the settlement of land dispute a major priority by doing everything necessity to put the Land Commission, a constitutional requirement which was ignored by the former regime, into operation to provide guidance and remedies to ensure effective and efficient measures to settle land disputes.

http://foroyaa.gm/when-will-the-land-commission-be-established/

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Posted - 28 Jun 2018 :  17:19:16  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by toubab1020

And now the politicians join in:

"The deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Regional Administration has spoken ........."


http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/physical-planning-launches-regional-planning-authority-on-land


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toubab1020



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Posted - 28 Jun 2018 :  17:20:10  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And have a read of this:

http://www.gambia.dk/snitz3406/pop_printer_friendly.asp?TOPIC_ID=11638

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Posted - 28 Jun 2018 :  17:35:04  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I appreciate that MOST of these land rumblings have been going on in the time of the Previous President and things are different these days of the 21st century NEW GAMBIA and maybe it is time to clear away the old ways,,before that happens care must be taaken that everybody is familiar with the new ways,here we are back again to EDUCATION !!

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Posted - 20 Jul 2018 :  14:38:00  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote

ON and On Ad infinatium



This column is devoted to monitor and report on issues that relate to production, processing, preservation and marketing of agricultural produce, aimed at ensuring food security

in the Gambia as well as the interventions of Government and Non-governmental Organizations in this regard.

Agriculture remains both a new and old source of national revenue and youth employment.

Improved public awareness and discussion of the issues involved, will significantly maximize agricultural outcomes and the contribution of the sector to economic growth and job creation.

This is precisely the reason why Farmers’ Eye is critically looking at every Agricultural programme or policy to gauge whether our Agriculture and Natural resources are properly harnessed to ensure food self-sufficiency.

In the last editions we indicated that Section 192 of the Constitution states that “There shall be established a Lands Commission, whose composition, functions and powers shall be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly”.

This Act has already been passed and assented to and the Commission established, but it is yet to be functional.

Farmers’ Eye Column called on the Executive to make this Commission functional, to address the series of land disputes in the country, highlighted as a major constraint of Agriculture which is key to production. Land disputes are on the increase particularly at this time of the year, when the rain season is in full gear.

In the last edition, we started dealing with the delivery of services. In this edition, we shall continue with the rest.

States and other parties should consider additional measures to support vulnerable or marginalized groups who could not otherwise access administrative and judicial services. These measures should include legal support, such as affordable legal aid, and may also include the provision of services of paralegals or para-surveyors, and mobile services for remote communities and mobile indigenous peoples.

States should encourage implementing agencies and judicial authorities to foster a culture based on service and ethical behavior. Agencies and judicial authorities should seek regular feedback, such as through surveys and focus groups, to raise standards and improve delivery of services, to meet expectations, and to satisfy new needs.

They should publish performance standards and report regularly on results. Users should have means of addressing complaints either within the implementing agency, such as by administrative review, or externally, such as by an independent review or through an ombudsman.

Relevant professional associations for services related to tenure should develop, publicize and monitor the implementation of high levels of ethical behavior. Public and private sector parties should adhere to applicable ethical standards, and be subject to disciplinary action in case of violations. Where such associations do not exist, States should ensure an environment conducive to their establishment.

States and non-state actors should endeavor to prevent corruption with regard to tenure rights. States should do so particularly through consultation and participation, rule of law, transparency and accountability.

States should adopt and enforce anti-corruption measures including applying checks and balances, limiting the arbitrary use of power, addressing conflicts of interest and adopting clear rules and regulations.

States should provide for the administrative and/or judicial review of decisions of implementing agencies. Staff working on the administration of tenure should be held accountable for their actions.

They should be provided with the means of conducting their duties effectively. They should be protected against interference in their duties and from retaliation for reporting acts of corruption.

http://foroyaa.gm/when-will-land-disputes-be-addressed-7/

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Posted - 20 Jul 2018 :  14:48:19  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I spelt my comment on this post incorrectly to correct this I have to make a new reply as editing is no longer allowed in such an old topic posting,which as Foroyaa has noted has been going on for years,

Ad infinitium

ad infinitum
#716;ad #618;nf#618;#712;n#652;#618;t#601;m/
adverb
adverb: ad infinitum

again and again in the same way; forever.
"registration is for seven years and may be renewed ad infinitum"
synonyms: forever, for ever and ever, evermore, always, for all time, till the end of time, in perpetuity; More

Lets hope this gets sorted SOON (Maybe or Maybe not )

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Posted - 27 Jul 2018 :  11:43:01  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Keeping up the pressure to FINALLY resolve this VERY complicated issue.
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July 26, 2018
This column is devoted to monitor and report on issues that relate to production, processing, preservation and marketing of agricultural produce, aimed at ensuring food security in the Gambia, as well as the interventions of Government and Non-Governmental Organizations in this regard.

Agriculture remains both a new and old source of national revenue and youth employment. Improved public awareness and discussions of the issues involved, will significantly maximize agricultural outcomes and the contribution of the sector to economic growth and job creation.

This is precisely the reason why Farmers’ Eye is critically looking at every Agricultural programme or policy, to gauge whether our Agriculture and Natural resources are properly harnessed, to ensure food self-sufficiency.

In the last edition, we indicated that Section 192 of the Constitution states that “there shall be established a Lands Commission whose composition, functions and powers, shall be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly”. This Act has already been passed and assented to and the Commission established, but yet to be functional.

Farmers’ Eye column, calls on the Executive to make the Commission functional, in order to address land disputes within the country, a major constraint in Agriculture and key to production. Land disputes are on the increase particularly at this time of the year, the farming season.

In this edition, we shall highlight the Legal recognition and allocation of Land tenure rights and duties.

LEGAL RECOGNITION AND ALLOCATION OF TENURE RIGHTS AND DUTIES:

This part addresses the governance on land tenure, fisheries and forests, with regard to the legal recognition of the land rights of indigenous peoples and communities, with customary tenure systems, as well as of the informal tenure rights, and the initial allocation of tenure rights to land, fisheries and forests owned or controlled by the public sector.

SAFEGUARDS

When States recognize or allocate tenure rights to land, fisheries and forests, they should establish, in accordance with national laws, safeguards to avoid infringing on or extinguishing tenure rights of others, including legitimate tenure rights that are not currently protected by law.

In particular, safeguards should protect women and the vulnerable who hold subsidiary tenure rights, such as gathering rights.

States should ensure that all actions regarding the legal recognition and allocation of tenure rights and duties are consistent with their existing obligations, under national and international law, and with due regard to voluntary commitments under applicable regional and international instruments.

Where States intend to recognize or allocate tenure rights, they should first identify all existing tenure rights and right holders, whether recorded or not. Indigenous peoples and other communities with customary tenure systems, smallholders and anyone else who could be affected should be included in the consultation process.

States should provide access to justice, if people believe their tenure rights are not recognized.

States should ensure that women and men enjoy the same rights in the newly recognized tenure rights, and that those rights are reflected in records. Where possible, legal recognition and allocation of tenure rights of individuals, families and communities should be done systematically, progressing area by area in accordance with national priorities, in order to provide the poor and vulnerable with full opportunities to acquire legal recognition of their tenure rights.

Legal support should be provided, particularly to the poor and vulnerable. Locally appropriate approaches should be used to increase transparency when records of tenure rights are initially created, including in the mapping of tenure rights.

States should ensure that people whose tenure rights are recognized or who are allocated new tenure rights have full knowledge of their rights and also their duties. Where necessary, States should provide support to such people so that they can enjoy their tenure rights and fulfil their duties.

Where it is not possible to provide legal recognition of tenure rights, States should prevent forced evictions that are inconsistent with their existing obligations under national and international law, and in accordance with the principles of these Guidelines.

Foroyaa.gm/when-will-land-disputes-be-addressed-8/

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Posted - 27 Jul 2018 :  11:48:23  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Note the foroyaa link above should be as below,

http://foroyaa.gm/when-will-land-disputes-be-addressed-8/

Old topics cannot be edited after a designated period of time,my mistake sorry.

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Posted - 30 Jul 2018 :  18:19:15  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
By Kebba Secka July 27, 2018

The President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, on Thursday 26th July told the people of Kombo North that all land issues in the country will be delved into by the Land Commission. He said the government is aware of the 40 land disputes in the country, that is why with the power vested on him by the Constitution, he has set up a Land Commission that would be probing into all disputed land in the country. The president was making these statements in response to the land issues raised by the people of Kombo South.

The President commended the people of Kombo South for their steadfastness throughout the Coalition struggle to end dictatorship in the country that his government’s agenda will not leave them behind. He told the gathering that the National Development Plan has captured most of the issues they have raised that he urged every Gambians to join hand for the development of the country. “We have secured 1.7 billion, this is not a small money, this is a sum that wherever it is spent, even the animals in the country will realise it,’’ he told the gathering. The President highlighted that the Donated Money will attract a kind of development that may be impossible in a period of fifty years.

The president used the occasion to preach the importance of security in a country that without it there cannot development. He advised people to respect the security officers as they are law enforcers; that they need to be given maximum respect in the execution of their duty. He equally advised the security officers to respect the rule of Law and do their utmost best.

Responding to the concerns of the people of Kombo South on health, Dr Isatou Touray said her Ministry is aware of the constraints in the health centers that they will do their utmost best to improve the health system. She said her ministry is aware of the Challenges faced by some health centre in the area that a team of technicians are currently examining the problem. She said they will help to solve their problems. “I know Katong Health Centre has no ambulance with only one community nurse, Tujereng, Banyaka health centres and other health centres in the area, our team of technicians are currently examining the problems and will come up with solution. She also said the MOU signed between some communities and her ministry will also be looked; at that she is a new minister in her post and will need time to look into those issues.

Speaking on behalf of Kombo South, the National Assembly Member for Kombo South Hon. Kebba K Barrow welcomed the president to his constituency but reminded his people that the president’s tour is a requirement by the Constitution that he is fulfilling a requirement of the Constitution. He used the occasion to remind the Ministry of health that in 2017 when they appeared before the National Assembly and he asked them to provide Kombo South with hospital and the answer was, “Every population above 50,000 needs to be given hospital and Kombo South is 106,000,’’ said the majority leader. He also raised the concern of security in the area that the location of his area is a strategic position for criminal from the outside world.

Councillor of the area Babucarr Kanteh said the main occupation of the people of his area is the sea that they appealed to the government to be given storage facilities for fish and their agricultural produce. He also expressed interest in poultry farming and skills centre for the youth. Responding to the concerns, minister of Agriculture said most villages in the area will have five hectares of their lands fenced and water will be irrigated from the sea to enable a year round farming. ‘’Everything on the food plate is agriculture therefore the agricultural system will be mechanized and improve so that it benefits every Gambia,’’ he said.

http://foroyaa.gm/all-land-dispute-to-be-delved-into-by-land-commission/

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