Sierra Leone Government Puts 300 Plots of State Land Up for Sale

The Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Country Planning has informed the General Public, including Sierra Leoneans staying abroad, about the availability of some 300 plots of State Land for Residential and Commercial use at John Obey in the Western Area Rural District.

According to the Ministry of Lands, the aforementioned flat and prime lands have been surveyed, cleared, beaconed and ready for sale to members of the public in accordance with all relevant Acts and Regulations including the State Land Act of 1960 and the Public Financial Management Act 2016.

“These plots will be sold by Outright Purchase with the proceeds deposited directly into the State Land Sales Treasury Account at the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank:

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The Ministry noted that proceeds from this venture will be invested into national development projects that would benefit Sierra Leoneans in every sector: Health, Education, Agriculture, Infrastructure, Housing, etc.

“The cost for the Commercial Plots is Le600,000,000 (Six Hundred Million Leones) per Plot, which is Four (4) Town Lots at the frontage of the Main Peninsula Road Highway,” The Ministry of Lands stated.

“The Residential Plots, which is Two (2) Town Lots of Flat Land, will be sold at Le150,000,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Million Leones) per plot.”

According to the Ministry, these costs include fees for Survey Plan and Conveyance, adding that the land will be sold to interested members of the public on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Application Procedures is stated below:

“Application Forms for the sale of these State Lands can be accessed, filled out and submitted online through the website of the Ministry- www.molhcp.gov.sl not later than 10th July, 2022.
After the submission of forms, applicants (prospective buyers) will receive a notification via email/text alerting them to make payment into the designated bank account at the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank.

Bank Payment Slip should be presented to the Front Desk at the Ministry by the prospective buyer, who will in turn receive a receipt and plot number from the Ministry.

The State Land Site at John Obey can be visited for inspection every working day from 9am to 5pm as our team of surveyors will be on site to assist.”

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