The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Samuel A. Jinapor, has asked the management and staff of the Lands Commission to, as a matter of urgency, ensure a robust land administration anchored on integrity, for the benefit of all Ghanaians.
The minister stated this when he interacted with the staff and management of the Commission today, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, in Accra.
He said the country cannot make progress if the land administration system cannot be trusted.
He, therefore, entreated the management and staff to work diligently to help Ghana make progress in her development agenda.
The minister touched on interventions being made by the ministry and, by extension, the government, to improve the lands sector, adding that these interventions, including lands digitisation, will not only change the operational activities of the Commission but also improve the welfare of the staff.
He tasked the Executive Secretary of the Commission to ensure the full implementation of the land digitisation process for an efficient lands service delivery.
For his part, the Ag. Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission, Mr James E. Dadson, said the focus of merging the four divisions and the introduction of a new search system to eliminate controversies on land administration, will commence today, September 1, and be fully implemented by October 1, 2021.
He assured the staff of prompt promotion and upgrading, stressing: “We are determined to move the Lands Commission forward.”
The Executive Secretary also applauded the minister for inaugurating all Land Commissions in all the 16 regions and added that a Regional Operations Unit has been set up at the head office to deal with issues from the various regions and ensure standardisation in all the operations of the Commission.