In a recent public notice, the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Country Planning in Sierra Leone has announced comprehensive reforms in the land management systems nationwide, aiming to reduce conflicts associated with land transactions.

The directive, effective immediately, requires individuals seeking state land lease, freehold, grant, building permits, and land registration to submit a copy of their National Identity Card, non-national ID card, or ECOWAS Identity Card containing the unique National Identification Number (NIN).

This directive aligns with Cabinet directives and parliamentary ratification from March 2022, mandating the linkage of the NIN inscribed on ID cards to access various services, including land and property registration, across Sierra Leone. The move is part of a broader effort to enhance transparency and minimize disputes in land transactions.

The public is reminded that National ID cards with NIN can be obtained at all National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) district offices and other designated centers/outlets throughout the country. The Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Country Planning emphasizes the importance of public cooperation in adhering to these new requirements for a smoother and more efficient land management system.

For further information and inquiries, individuals are encouraged to contact relevant authorities or visit designated centers for assistance.