Women cry for land justice in southern Sierra Leone

December 2021
Mabinty M. Kamara (Politico SL)

Women in the districts of Bombali and Pujehun, affected by the large-scale land acquisition by multilateral companies, have called on the government to ensure inclusiveness in decision-making and good governance of their lands. They argue that most decisions relating to land in Sierra Leone are not inclusive of women, hence any family that does not have a male child stands to forfeit their lands. A local MP noted that 75 percent of the lands in the Sahn Malen chiefdom are owned by the company with title for 75 years.