MLHCP, Thursday April 8 2021:- The Minister of Lands, Housing and Country Planning, Dr. Turad Senesie met with the FAO Country Representative, Mrs. Nyabemyi Tipo on Thursday to discuss the sector’s new policy direction.
At his Youyi Building Office in Freetown, Dr. Senesie assured the FAO Boss of government’s continued partnership commitment, while highlighting the inherited challenges he is trying to surmount.
Major among the reform agenda in the sector is digitisation of the ministry’s operations, the minister highlighted.
He disclosed the shift in focus from land to housing and country planning, while speaking of the need to review policies guiding land administration and management to achieve the vision of the new direction government.
Earlier, the FAO Country Representative, Mrs. Nyabemyi Tipo assured the minister that the courtesy call was an indication that the FAO was committed to the continued partnership with the ministry.
She disclosed that the FAO has supported law reform efforts in the ministry, while noting that they would be happy to receive proposals from the ministry in the direction of digitising the operations of the sector.
The Minister of Lands, Housing and Country Planning, Dr. Turad Senesie is currently in the Southern City of Bo as part of his first official regional tour of the country since his assumption of office.
Accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Israel Jigba, Directors and other senior officials of the Ministry, the Minister is scheduled to meet with various community, district and regional stakeholders in the south, east, north and northwest to share and discuss the new policy direction for the sector.
The team will be on SLBC BO and KISS 104 FM tonight at 9pm to address the people of the south on the new policy vision.