This Act provides rules for acquisition land in the public interest, including compulsory acquisition, and related matters such as claims to compensation, examination of land and the taking possession of land, registration of interest in land and (effects of) withdrawal from acquisition. Where the Minister is of the opinion that it is necessary to acquire any land in the public interest and that there is reasonable justification for causing any hardship to any person who has an interest in the land, the Minister may acquire that land in accordance with this Act. The Act sets out the procedures for acquisition by agreement. Where the Minister fails to enter into an agreement for the acquisition of any land, the Minister may, by Notice in the Gazette, declare that the land is acquired for the purpose specified in the notice of intended acquisition in relation to that land.
Implemented by: Acquisition of Land in the Public Interest Regulations (Cap. 1A). (2014-06-30)
Repeals: Lands Acquisition Act (Cap. 105). (2012)
Authors and Publishers
Rudolph Hupperts (CONSLEGB)
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