The ministry of lands, regional government, and religious affairs has issued a stern statement to businesses operating on the state-reserved lands at Kamalo to halt activities amid investigation.

The ministry said the investigation seeks to assess fairness on how the lands have been allocated to operators, and safeguard the reserved lands from misuse. 

It also ordered business owners to submit their relevant documents to the ministry’s permanent secretary latest Friday, September 8, 2023.

“The ministry of lands, regional government, and religious affairs, wishes to inform the public about the initiation of a review exercise in the Kamalo Proper and Kamalo Extension Industrial Layouts situated along the Banjul-Serrekunda Highway. Effective immediately, a halt on all development activities in these designated areas is being enforced,” the statement said.

“To facilitate this exercise, all individuals and entities that have been allocated land in these areas are required to submit all relevant informations and documents pertaining to their land allocation application. 

“All allocates are kindly requested to submit their documentation to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands, Regional Government, and Religious Affairs located in Banjul. The deadline for submission is Friday, September 8, 2023,” it added.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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