Stakeholders in the land sector converged in the Bono Regional of Sunyani to deliberate and proffer expert recommendations to the proposed Legislative Instruments (LIs) under the Land Act.

The event, which commenced on Monday , June 10 ,2024 was held concurrently with another summit in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, with the aim of getting the buy-in and input of various stakeholders on the draft LIs.

The Bono Regional Lands Officer, Surv.Jojoe Adu Hanson, welcomed participants to the region and  indicated that the  contributions of this engagement will ensure that the Legislative Instruments serve the interests of all stakeholders.

The RLO further urged participants to place premium on the exercise and commended the Land Act working group for their commitment to advancing the goal of the entire exercise.

Okogyeaman Kwaku Gyamprah III, Omanhene of Chirano in the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai District  and Vice President of the Western North Regional House of Chiefs underscored the importance of the exercise and asked that he and the traditional authorities be given ample time to study the draft and make meaningful contributions since Chiefs play a pivotal role in administering lands in their traditional areas.

Lawyer Henry Tackie, Consultant, made an insightful presentation on draft LIs, allowing participants to seek better appreciation of the regulations to set the tone for other discussions

The middle sector  engagement was represented by the Western North , Bono East. Ahafo, Ashanti, and the Bono Region.

The forum brought together representatives from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Lqnds Commission, Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands (OASL), Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority (LUSPA), Regional Cordinating Councils, Ghana Institution of Surveyors, Ghana Bar Association, Ghana Police, Traditional authorities, Land owners/Developers and others.

To help in the attainment of the ultimate goal of the exercise, stakeholders were placed into various groups with a charge to meticulously assess the document and make informed and accurate comments capable of shaping the draft LIs.

The groups focused on the following thematic areas;

-Preparation of Conveyance

-Conveyance in excess  of interest

-Transfer of land by a Usufruct

-Registration of interest

-Management of Public Lands records

-Compulsory acquisition of land

-Valuation for compensation

-Acquisition of land for temporary occupation

-Public Land Management

-Large scale land acquisition

The proposed Legislative Instruments seek to streamline land acquisition, ownership, and management processes in Ghana.

The stakeholders’ input will be crucial in shaping the final documents, which will have a significant impact on the country’s land use and development.

“This engagement demonstrates our commitment to inclusive policy-making, and we must continue to work together to ensure the Land Act benefits all Ghanaians,” Mr I.K Amankwah, Chairman of the Bono Regional Lands Commission reiterated.

The  two-day stakeholder engagement forum marked a significant milestone in the development of the legislative instruments, which are expected to be finalized soon.




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