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Western Region Lands Commission moves towards implementation of LAP-2

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The Western Regional Office of the Lands Commission has formed two committees to see to the implementation of the second phase of the Land Administration Project (LAP-2).

They are the Western Regional Project Steering Committee (WRPSC), which has a 16 technical membership drawn from 16 various institutions, and the Western Regional Project Management Unit (RPMU) also with five members.

Opening the inaugural ceremony on Friday, Mr George Frimpong, Regional Lands Officer, said the discovery of oil in the region has brought in its wake investments and the influx of people looking for land for various projects.

He said the quest for land for economic, industrial and commercial purposes had its challenges that called for efficiency and sustainability of land use.

Madam Emelia Arthur, Deputy Western Regional Minister, who inaugurated the committees, said they would exercise overall supervisory responsibility for project implementation and review progress made in the project implementation process, resolve emerging issues and report to the  Commission at national level.

She noted that phase two of the project was launched after successful implementation of the first phase and expressed optimism that the members would do a good job to ensure sustainability of land in the region.

This, she stated, would help reduce the turnaround time registration of title and deeds, reduce cost and lead to considerable improvement in service delivery and provision of land information to government and private sector entities.

The project would as well support the completion of the Land Policy and Legislation Agenda, institutional reforms and specific interventions such as demarcation of boundaries of customary lands and strengthening capacity of land dispute resolution.

Ms Arthur said the project was expected to provide the required maps, logistic support, streamline business process, build capacity of land agencies and make information required for land transactions publicly available.

Source: GNA

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