Dear Editor – I have just seen a full page advertisement in your publication on Tuesday 23 Sept 2014.
The advert is a notice by the Commissioner of Lands appointing an acquisition officer to deal with some land in Renbel Province.
The advert also referred to section 60 of the Land & Titles Act Cap 93 as the basis for the notice.
Recently my lawyer informed me that we are going to court under relevant provisions of the Land & Titles Act Cap 133.
I wonder, are there two different land legislations existing today? Is the Land & Titles Act Cap 93 relied on by the Commissioner the correct one or the one (Cap 133) my lawyer advised me on?
Either way, the public (including me) ought to know the truth. If Cap 93 is the correct law, then I will sack my lawyer for not telling me the truth.
If Cap 133 is the correct law, the Commissioner ought to be held accountable for not doing his/her duty well by publishing an incorrect public notice at public expense.
Can the Lawyers’ Association or Public Solicitor or any bush lawyer perhaps confirm which land legislation exists today so as to clear any confusion?