This Act amends the Crown Lands Act by repealing section 3, 9, 17 and 19 and by amending section 4, which now reads: "The Minister may make grants of Crown Lands in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be required and as he may deem proper". The effect of the amendments is that now the Minister decides on granting of Crown land. Other repealed sections concern survey of land and resumption of lands by the State for the purposes of construction of public works.
Amends: Crown Lands Ordinance, 1960 (No. 19 of 1960). (1960-12-31)
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The British set up a trading post near present-day Freetown in the 17th century. Originally the trade involved timber and ivory, but later it expanded into slaves. Following the American Revolution, a colony was established in 1787 and Sierra Leone became a destination for resettling black loyalists who had originally been resettled in Nova Scotia. After the abolition of the slave trade in 1807, British crews delivered thousands of Africans liberated from illegal slave ships to Sierra Leone, particularly Freetown.