The attention of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Country Planning has been drawn to a social media video depicting a demolition exercise believed to have been undertaken at South Ridge, adjacent the IMMAT and American Embassy in Freetown.

The Ministry wishes to inform the general public that the demolition exercise in question is not sanctioned by the Ministry.

However, the Ministry is concerned that even if such action is sanctioned by a competent court of law, the exercise should be done in a manner that will not threaten the social peace of citizens and other residents in the locality.

In this regard, the Ministry is requesting all concerned parties to put a hold on any further action on the ground effective immediately.

The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has received instructions to stop the said exercise and ensure the immediate removal of all equipment being used at the demolition site and its environs.

All parties are therefore invited to the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Country Planning on Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 1600hrs to chat the way forward.