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Minister Reclaims Scouts’ Land at Grafton

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Minister Reclaims Scouts’ Land at Grafton

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President of Sierra Leone Scouts Association Sheikh Fomba Abubakar Swaray in briefing Dr. Sandy about their land acquired in 1963 through the Danish Scouts Association for the country to have a regional headquarter to train boy and girl scouts. 

Sierra Leone, according to Mr. Swaray was the first and foremost nation in the world to accept scouting after the founding year in 1907, adding that scouting came to Sierra Leone in 1909.

He went on to say that the land was allocated to the association by an Act of Parliament and that they have been struggling on how they could recover the lands from their neighbors around the community.

Responding, Dr. Sandy said non-boundary of demarcation is the reason for encroachment into land belonging to the Sierra Leone Scouts Association. 

He stressed that, they are determined to contribute President Bio’s agenda of moving and transforming the country most especially the land sector.

“We are here to send a strong message that we are with the scouts and will do everything we can as a ministry to ensure that the lands that actually belonging to the association continue to remain their property,” Dr. Sandy warned.

Dr. Sandy disclosed that the survey will be concluded in 2-3 weeks’ time, citing that he has instructed the acting Director and Deputy of Surveys and Land to commence the survey.

He added that they have surveillance of the site plan for the association and that they will produce a state-of-the-art site plan that will stand the test of time after the survey would have been completed regardless of the years and the change in administration.

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