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Stakeholders attends meeting on land acquisition and usage

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Mr Yaw Aboagye, Central Regional Director of Lands Commission, has reminded chiefs and family heads to register their lands with the Commission to avoid land disputes and violence.

He said: “failure on the part of some chiefs and land owners in the region to approach the commission to have their lands legally documented had become a major problem”.

Mr Aboagye. who was speaking at a day’s stakeholders meeting on land acquisition and usage at Agona Swedru on Thursday,  said  the Region was grappling with numerous land cases that  was affecting development.

The event was attended by chiefs, heads of family, assembly members, heads of department, representatives of associations and other stakeholders in the area.

Mr Aboagye stressed that registration of lands would help reduce double sale of lands, legal cases and destruction of property as a result of disputes.

He appealed to land owners to ensure that site plans of lands were certified by surveyors of the Commission to make it authentic and realistic to avoid disputes among land developers.

Mr Emmanuel Kweku Tetteh, Agona West Municipal Chief Executive, called on chiefs, heads of family and land owners to avoid indiscriminate sale of lands.

Mr Hans Jorie, Head of Public Administration on Vested Lands of the Commission, said the stool land administrators had no powers to collect rent on family lands except stool lands.

Source: GNA

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