The RES Consortium denotes “weak protection of the public domain”

The RES Consortium denotes “weak protection of the public domain”
The RES Consortium denotes “weak protection of the public domain”

“Under the terms of the provisions of Law No. 76-66, the public domain consists of State property which, due to their nature or the destination given to them, is not susceptible to private appropriation” , wanted to be very clear, the Consortium for Economic and Social Research (RES).

At a time when the land issue remains largely relevant recently in Senegal, the Consortium notes “weak protection of the Senegalese public domain”. In his report on the issue, he reveals: “it is clear that this will of the legislator is not respected. The public domain is attacked from all sides, whether it is the public road domain, the public river domain or the public maritime domain.”

Concerning the public road domain, “its state of congestion is obvious to the naked eye. It is generally occupied illegally by traders’ stalls, tables and canteens, vehicle wrecks, construction site deposits (scrap metal, rubble, sand, etc.), various pipes and other dealership installations, advertising panels, car washers on roads and in public places (…)”, we can read in the report. The RES also indicates that this state of congestion makes its preservation and operation difficult, and constitutes a burden on urban mobility.

Referring to the public river domain, the report notes that “the state of occupation of the 25-meter wide zone of the country’s various rivers reflects its weak protection”. He adds, emphasizing the maritime public domain, that it is “the concern of the legislator to guarantee protection not only of the public utility character of the public domain but also of its physical integrity which is very often violated by large-scale exploitation of this exception which constitutes declassification”.

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