Illegal land occupation in Angola to become public crime

2 December 2010

Luanda, Angola, 2 Dec – the Luanda provincial government is set to prepare an alteration to the Penal Code making it a crime to illegally occupy or sell land, as an act that could lead to damage to public assets, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

The change will be part of the framework that regulates land occupation and use in Luanda province, as included in the new government’s plan, which was presented Wednesday by the Minister of State and head of the Civil House, Carlos Feijó, with illegal land occupation becoming a public crime.

According to the government’s programme municipal technical sections are to be set up, all records, detailed record charts, topographical surveys, municipal and urban master plans, as well as geographical information systems.

The government will approve urban plans based on proposals from the respective municipal administrations, which will be managed by them, with a view to meeting demand from the population via managed self-construction projects. (macauhub)