The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Samuel A. Jinapor, has appealed to staff of the Lands Commission to work professionally and in integrity in support of government’s efforts to build a robust land administration system.
This, according to him, would aid in transforming the Lands Commission to be able to properly manage public lands in Ghana and to prevent litigation, fraud and inefficiencies.
Mr Jinapor made the call when he interacted with staff of the Commission, at a durbar, in Accra, yesterday, to address their concerns.
He said the ministry was supporting the Commission in the implementation of interventions, including digitalisation, to ensure efficiency.
The minister urged staff of the Commission to protect public lands for future generations.
James Dadson, Acting Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission, assured the staff of his commitment to work with them to improve the Commission.
He said he was working to merge the four divisions of the Commission for a smoother operation.
Mr Dadson said, the Commission was in the process of instituting a search system by October 1.
“We have instituted a new search system so that any search at the Lands Commission would not be done by a division but it would be by Lands Commission search such that there would be no issues of varying results from different divisions,” he added.
Mr Dadson said that the Lands Commission had set-up regional offices in the new regions and provided them with logistics to begin the processing of documents.
“The six regions are currently working and soon the offices will commence work fully. Additionally, we have set up a Regional Operation Unit, to cater for the needs of regional offices, who require assistance from the head office, such that the regional offices do not feel orphaned.”
BY CLAUDE NYARKO ADAMS