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What is the Squatter Regularization Programme?

Squatter Regularization involves two activities:

  • Title regularisation: provides security of tenure (i.e. a legal interest in land) to certain persons who were illegally occupying state lands prior to 1st January 1998. To be considered, these squatters would have had to apply for regularization and meet all the other legal requirements in accordance with the provisions of the State Land (Regularization of Tenure) Act, Chap 57:05 Act No. 25 1998.
  • Infrastructure regularisation: refers to the implementation and/or up-grading of the physical infrastructure of designated squatter communities ear-marked for regularization such as the improved road works, drainage, waste water disposal and by providing potable water and other basic amenities.