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The land tenure code is readily available on the Internet or in bookshops, but it is not easily accessible to local communities as it has not been translated into national languages (apart from French) and was published in small quantities, although it came into force in 1973. The lack of maps is also an issue.

Furthermore, there are numerous inconsistencies between different legislations, such as those for forests, mining and land tenure, meaning that some individuals use the code which is most favourable to them. Harmonising the various legislations would decrease conflicts between authorities and communities. A commission was set up to review the code but the commission’s work is not disseminated to the public, therefore the public is unable to make suggestions.

Title Law No. 73-021 of 20 July 1973 on the general property regime, land tenure and real estate security regime, as amended and supplemented by Law No. 80-008 of 18 July 1980.
Organisation Ministry of Land Affairs
Date 2004
Source Ministry of Land Affairs
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