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Surv. Benjamin Arthur is currently the Acting Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission. He holds a BSc in Land Economy from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology and an MBA in Project Management from the University of Ghana and is a Professional Member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors.

He played a crucial role in the World Bank-funded Land Administration Project. Under LAP I, he served as the M&E focal person and the revaluation team leader. He was also the Head of the Project Implementation and Business Process Reengineering teams of the LC under phase II of the LAP.

As the Acting Executive Secretary (Operations), Mr Arthur has revamped the operations Wing of the LC, led the preparation of an annual work plan for the Lands Commission and played a key role in the development of a special “in-house project for the conversion of the Lands Commission operations from manual to digital (ongoing. He also developed and obtained approval for the introduction of online services for selected Lands Commission services amongst others.

Mr. Arthur has worked with the Land Valuation Division since 1993 and rose to the rank of Chief Lands Administration Officer in charge of Rating Valuation, a position he held until he was appointed Director of the Division. As Head of the Rating Unit, he was integral in pioneering the computerization of the Rating Valuation process, and the introduction of the use of innovative technologies in mass valuation for property taxation.

Also, Mr. Arthur led the organization of the first National Valuation Conference with international participation and sponsorship, developed modalities and framework for private sector access to the electronic cost rate and comparable database of the Land Valuation Division for enhanced revenue generation which is awaiting National Lands Commission approval for implementation and many other notable achievements.

Mr. Arthur as a Deputy Chief Valuer/Land Administrative Officer coordinated the development and implementation of arrangements for the funding of revaluation projects by Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

He also introduced the first computerized mass computation of rateable values and generation of valuation lists when he was a Principal Valuer.

Mr Arthur was appointed Project Coordinator to lead the implementation of the Land Valuation Board (LVB) component of the World Bank-funded Urban 3 project and successfully led the then LVB in the selection of private sector firms for the revaluation of properties for 3 MMDAs under the same World Bank funded Urban 3 project.

He is also very instrumental and plays a leading role in the ongoing digital transformation of the operations of the Lands Commission.