President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has today ratified the ‎Eighth ‎Amendment to the Land Act (Act No. 1/2002). The Bill was passed by Parliament at the 44th sitting of its third session of this year on Monday, November 29, 2021.

This amendment requires the transfer of lands allotted for various uses to government ministries and state bodies to be in compliance with the Decentralization Act. As the amendment further states, land handovers must be done in conformity with the guidelines established for land distribution.

The amendment also requires the appropriate guidelines and procedures to be published in the Government Gazette six months after they take effect.

Following ratification, the Act has been ‎published in the Government Gazette and has now come into effect.