Greater Accra joins $72m World Bank funded Land Administration Project
Mr. Charles Annor-Frempong, the World Bank Task Team Leader for the Second Land Administration Project (LAP-2), has said Ghanaians should take a more serious look at the benefits of World Bank and other donor funded projects not in terms of the money which comes into the country but rather the knowledge and innovations such projects bring to the people.
Speaking at a ceremony to formally launch the Project in the Greater Accra Region, he said it was unfortunate that most Ghanaians thought World Bank and other donors only brought funds into the country as against the real relief, knowledge and improved services that such projects entail.
Mr. Annor-Frempong called on staff of the Greater Accra Land Sector Agencies and other stake holders responsible for the for the implementation of the second phase of the 72 million-dollar Land Administration Project (LAP-2) to take advantage of the Project to improve services, accomplish the desired goals and to treat clients of the land sector with respect and courtesy.
He said the ultimate aim of the Project was to develop a sustainable and well functioning land administration system “that is fair, efficient, cost effective, transparent and decentralized system that enhances land tenure security in Ghana.”
Mrs. Rosemond Annan, the Greater Accra Regional Lands Officer, appealed to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the National Project Coordinating Unit of LAP-2 to take into consideration the peculiar nature of the challenges confronting land administration in Accra to support their efforts towards an up-to-date, efficient and dispute free land administration system that supports sustainable land management in the region.
She expressed her appreciation to the government and the World Bank for including street naming and house numbering in the Ayawaso Sub-Metro of the Accra Metropolitan Authority for which an amount of $3.86 million had been allocated under the Project.