Deputy Lands Minister-Designate Visits Lands Commission to Enhance Collaboration

In a significant move to foster collaboration and understanding, the Deputy Minister-Designate for the Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources, Hon. Akwasi Konadu, embarked on an official visit to the Lands Commission on Thursday, February 29, 2024. The visit was aimed at acquainting the newly-appointed minister with the operations and current projects of the Commission.

Hon. Konadu was warmly received by the Acting Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission, Mr. Benjamin Arthur. During the visit, the Commission’s management team provided the Minister with comprehensive briefings on several key issues and developments within the organization.

The discussions centered around the Commission’s ongoing digitization process, internal interventions, the implementation of the Land Act, and the upcoming relocation to a new head office. The management team also highlighted some of the challenges facing the Commission, including the ongoing rift between the Ghana Boundary Commission and the Lands Commission, concerns surrounding the Achimota forest, and issues of encroachment on government lands.

Expressing his appreciation for the detailed briefings, Hon. Konadu emphasized the importance of working collaboratively to enhance the operations of the Lands Commission and to project a positive image of the institution. He expressed hope for a productive partnership between the Ministry and the Commission moving forward.

Mr. Matthew Ababio, Head of Policy Planning & Management at the Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources, speaking on behalf of the Minister and his delegation, extended further thanks to the Commission for the engaging and informative session.

The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Executive Secretary in charge of Corporate Services, Mr. Jones Ofori-Boadu, the Head of Operations, Mr. Maxwell Adu-Nsafoah, the four divisional directors, and other members of the Commission’s management team.


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