It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Petroleum and Mining that forged documents are being presented to the Lands and Survey Department as evidence of payment for land transactions including but not limited to:

(a) purchase price, transfer fees and other fees charged by and payable to the Lands Department

(b) forged certificates of title and lease certificates purporting to have been issued by the Land Registry

The Ministry is also aware that certain persons, including former employees of the Lands and Survey Department, have been misrepresenting themselves to the public as having the authority to conduct business on behalf of the Department and Ministry.

Members of the public who suspect that they are in possession of forged document are asked to contact the Lands and Survey Department to have the authenticity of their documents verified.

The public is warned to take note and exercise extreme caution.