The MOLGL is the main agency for local government planning
and land development in the Gambia. Property sales are
approved at the physical planning department.
謬o achieve equitable
and efficient distribution of state land resources for
付o make sure that land use plans and
maps accessible countrywide;
付o ensure production
of a development systems and control policy;
付o ensure properly structured LGA administrative systems
and effective local government;
access to development resources by the people to facilitate
socioeconomic development for poverty reduction;
付o improve the capacities of local organisations
and other groups safeguard sustainable development.
The Lands Commission whose Secretariat is the Department
of Lands and Surveys which is a department under the
MOLGL is responsible for land administration.
Lands Commission Act, 2007:
"14. The Commission
a) Advise the Secretary of State on policy matters relating
to land administration to ensure strict adherence to
those policies and transparency in land allocations;
b) Investigate disputes on land ownership and occupation
in any area in The Gambia;
c) Assess land rent and premium for properties within
any area in The Gambia;
d) Monitor the registration of properties and inspect
land registries and records;
e) Be responsible for all matters relating to national
boundaries, including monitoring and reporting to the
Secretary of State;"