Surveyors want sanity in land management
Government has been advised to facilitate processes for the passage of the Survey Council Bill and Estate Agency Bill.
Mr James E.K. Dadson, President of Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIS), said delay in passing the two bills into Acts of Parliament is detrimental to land management within the public and customary sectors.
“We have worked over the years for the passage of the bills but progress has been extremely slow,” he said.
Mr Dadson made the call when he led a delegation of the GhIS to pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at his Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
The occasion coincided with “Awukudae”, one of the sacred days on the Asante calendar.
The President indicated that whatever gains the Land Administration Project One and Two seeks to achieve, is dependent on the passage of the two bills.
“When we participate in international conferences, our colleagues from advanced countries share with us their own experience on how the regulatory framework and the laws are in place and working,” he observed.
Mr Dadson said it is about time the nation quickens the pace for the passage to also ensure firm control in land management to stem the tide of conflicts and disputes that bedevils the land sector.
The GhIS, he said, would continue to liaise with the Asantehene on all land development issues to benefit the people.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu lauded the Institution for bringing its expertise to bear on land management issues.
He urged the surveyors to strive for excellence in the discharge of their duties to ensure efficiency in their work.