To gather comprehensive input from relevant stakeholders, a two-day consultation was held on June 10 and 11, 2024, at the Eastern Premier Hotel in Koforidua.

This event marks a significant step in the nationwide consultation process, focusing on Zone C, which includes the Greater Accra, Western, Central, Eastern, Volta, and Oti regions. Regional Lands Officers and representatives from the respective Regional Houses of Chiefs participated actively in the discussions.

The engagement commenced with a welcome address from Surv. Mahama Isaah, the Eastern Regional Lands Officer.

Mr. K. D. Osei, Chairman of the Eastern Regional Lands Commission in his address, urged participants to engage fully and contribute meaningfully to refining the draft LIs.

Mrs. Cynthia Odametey, the team lead, outlined the purpose of the gathering, emphasizing the importance of incorporating diverse perspectives to finalize the LI successfully.

The first presentation was delivered by Consultant Lawyer Kofi Owusu-Poku, who detailed Parts One to Five of the draft LI.

Stakeholders and participants provided their comments and feedback, fostering a collaborative atmosphere.

The second presentation, covering Parts Six to Ten, was given by Surv. Timothy Anyidoho, followed by another round of stakeholder feedback.

Day two began with a recap of the previous day’s discussions and a continuation of drafting of the LIs. Participants were then divided into groups to delve deeper into the draft, facilitating focused group discussions. Each group summarized their discussions, contributing to a holistic view of the feedback.

This consultation in Koforidua follows a successful session held in Tamale in 2023 for Zone A stakeholders. Simultaneously, another consultation was held in Sunyani for Zone B stakeholders, indicating the Commission’s commitment to a thorough and inclusive process.

The event concluded with closing remarks from the chairman and statements from the Consultant and the Land Act Working Group, who expressed gratitude for the valuable inputs received. The consultations aim to ensure that the final LI reflects the needs and insights of all stakeholders, paving the way for effective implementation of the Land Act, 2020.

This stakeholder engagement underscores the Lands Commission’s dedication to transparency and inclusivity in the legislative process, as it moves towards finalizing the Legislative Instruments for the Land Act.




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