Tunisia: those who have been living on public domains for 30-40 years will become their owners

– During a field visit last Sunday with the Prime Minister, Youssef Chahed, Tunisia’s State secretary to public domains and land affairs, Mabrouk Korchid, announced that some of the people living on public properties will now be granted ownership of these lands. This stands only for those who have been occupying these lands for the past 30 to 40 years.

“It is the right of citizens who have been living on these lands for 30 to 40 years, after establishing their homes on them in good faith, to be awarded a land title. The regularization process concerns 979 housing units built over 11,000 hectares. It should prevent the anarchic establishment of further homes,” Korchid said.

According to Business News, “a cabinet meeting to be held  to decide of a way to allow the people concerned to become owners after the land situation has been regularized so municipal councils let the lands to the people at a symbolic price”.

Ecofin Agency

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