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    Being an Act to provide for surviving spouses, children, parents, relatives and other dependants of testate and intestate persons and to provide for other related matters.

    Legislation
    Sierra Leone, Western Africa, Africa

    This Act makes provision with respect to intestate succession and succession by will of estates including land and land-related rights. The Act sets out rules relative to inheritance and related distribution of estates in the case a person dies without having made a will. The Act also defines offences against persons entitled to inheritance or related to the deceased person.

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    An Act to consolidate with amendments, the law on local government, and to provide for the decentralisation and devolution of functions, powers and services to local councils and for other matters connected therewith.

    Legislation
    Sierra Leone, Western Africa, Africa

    This Act: provides for the establishment of localities and local authorities; provides for functioning of local authorities; defines functions and powers of local councils and councillors; and establishes the Local Government Service Commission, the Local Government Finance Committee and the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Decentralization.Localities are established by this Act or, pursuant to this Act, by the President. A locality shall be administered by a local council which shall be a body corporate.

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    Being an Act to amend the Town and Country Planning Act.

    Legislation
    Sierra Leone, Western Africa, Africa

    This Act amends the Town and Country Planning Act, 1948 by repealing and replacing section 6. Section 6 concerns the declaration of a planning area by the Minister. If the Minister is of the opinion that a scheme should be made for the whole of Sierra Leone or, after consultation with the appropriate local authorities, that a scheme should be made for a specific area, the Minister may, by Order, declare that the whole of Sierra Leone or the area, as specified by a survey plan, shall be a planning area. Special rules apply to Freetown.

  4. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Sierra Leone, Western Africa, Africa

    This Act establishes the Bumbuna Watershed Management Authority and constitutes the Bumbuna Conservation Area.The object for which the Authority is established is to promote sustainable land use practices and environmental management in the Bumbuna Watershed, to protect the flora and fauna in the Bumbuna Conservation Area and to protect the Bumbuna reservoir.The Authority shall be a body corporate and be managed by a Board.

  5. Library Resource
    National Policies
    Sierra Leone, Western Africa, Africa

    The Final National Land Policy (NLP) of Sierra Leone provides the vision, principles and policy components to give direction to and definition of the roles and responsibilities of various government and customary authorities, and other non-state actors, in land management. Specifically, it enunciates policy statements in respect of the key components of the National Land Policy such as access to land and tenure, land use, regulation and the management of special land issues, land administration structures, land laws and the Constitution.

  6. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Sierra Leone, Western Africa, Africa

    This Act provides rules relative to the exploration for and the exploitation of mineral resources and related matters such as the protection of the environment and the use of water resources. It also contains special provisions relating to radioactive minerals.The Minister responsible for mineral resources shall be the principal administration authority for purposes of this Act and the Director of Mines shall be responsible for the implementation of this Act. Some powers are assigned to the Director of Geological Survey.

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    Regulations
    Sierra Leone, Western Africa, Africa

    These Regulations, made by the Board of the Environment Protection Agency under section 62 of the Environment Protection Agency Act, 2008 as amended by the Environment Protection Agency (Amendment) Act, 2010, provide with respect to environmental protection in mining operations. They shall apply to body corporates and individuals applying for or issued minerals rights under the Mines and Minerals Act 2009.

  8. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Sierra Leone, Western Africa, Africa

    This Act provides with respect to local courts. The existing Native Courts and Group Native Appeal Courts are re-designated Local Courts and Group Local Appeal Courts and the term "Local" is substituted for the term "Native" in every designation of any such courts in any existing enactment.

  9. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Sierra Leone, Western Africa, Africa

    This Act provides with respect to constitution, administration and jurisdiction of local courts and related matters. It also provides for appeal against decisions of local courts to the District Appeal Courts or to Customary Appeals Division of High Court. There is hereby established for each Chiefdom of Sierra Leone a Local Court which shall consist of a Chairman, Vice Chairman and such other members as the Minister may determine.

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