Business News of 2014-05-19

World Bank supports land project

The World Bank is supporting the Lands Administration Project (LAP) to ensure the proper demarcation of stool and lands.

Mr Patrick Amoah, Chief Stool Lands Officer, announced this at an Education Forum on the project for the chiefs and people of Donkro-Nkwanta in the Nkoranza Municipality.

The meeting was a follow-up to a recent visit to the municipality by Mrs Christie Bobobee, the Administrator of Stool Lands, as part of her tour of the Western, Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo regions.

Mr Amoah said under the project, surveyors would be contracted to prepare site plans on the farm lands and cover them with relevant documents for land owners to address land disputes and litigations facing the traditional authorities.

He said Customary Lands Secretariat (CLS) offices established within the traditional councils would register such lands as witnesses to the documents and the site plans.

Mr Amoah stressed the need for the people and farmers to accord traditional rulers respect and to be loyal to them with regard to land issues to establish cordial relationships with them.

He appealed to traditional rulers and land owners to be fair in dealing with farmers to promote development of the communities.

Nana Owusu Akyeaw Brempong II, Chief of Donkro-Nkwanta, commended officials of LAP for the education to promote peace and understanding among them.

He stressed the need for kingmakers to introduce royals to lands they own as chiefs and queen mothers and document them properly to serve as legacy for posterity.

Madam Stella Amoatemaa, Nkoranza Municipal Chief Executive, urged traditional rulers to welcome the LAP Project and document their lands to guard against land disputes.

Nana Amoa Gyare Baffo, Gyaasehene of Nkoranza Traditional Area, advised chiefs and caretakers in the traditional area to be wary of people from other districts who shared boundaries with them so that they would not encroach on their lands.

Source: GNA
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