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Lands Commission sensitizes Volta regional house of chiefs on the new land act

The lands commission has held a sensitization programme for the Volta regional house of chiefs on the Land Act 2020, Act 1036

The Lands Commission has held a sensitization programme for the Volta regional house of chiefs on the Land Act 2020, Act 1036. The lands commission delegation led by the Ag. Executive Secretary of the Commission, Surveyor James Dadson, during the program highlighted the rights, roles and responsibilities of chiefs and traditional leaders under the new Land Act.

In his opening remarks, Surveyor James Dadson, noted the important role chiefs play as custodians of lands, and therefore urged them to equip and update themselves on some critical provisions in the Act which will help them effectively manage the natural resource and bring sanity to the country’s land administration system.

On his part, the Acting Greater Accra Regional Lands Officer and legal practitioner, Timothy Anyidoho, highlighted some sections of the Act which are relevant to their functions.

Across-section of members of the Volta regional house of chiefs at the event

He said the land Act criminalizes the activities of land guards who are liable to face the law.  He also urged the chiefs to be accountable to their subjects in line with the provision of transparency and accountability in the land Act.

“Section 12 also explains the Protection of land and Interest in land where the law states that any person who unlawfully exercises or purports to exercise control of land development in a location and has no interest in the land and extorts money or other benefits from a person with interest in land and also prevents a developer from developing the land whether personally or through another person or unlawfully uses force or violence to prevent a person who has an interest in land from having access to the land, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than fifteen years” Timothy Anyidoho explained.

The lands commission presented hundred copies of the Act to the Volta regional house of chiefs and pledged the Commission’s commitment to a stronger collaboration between the two entities. The engagement is expected to be replicated in other regions.

Officials of the Land Commission

The President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs and Paramount Chief of the Anfeoga traditional area, Togbe Tepre Hodo IV and his Vice, Togbega Patamia Dzekle VII were elated about the sensitization program and pledged their support towards an improved lands administration system in the country.

Philip Asiawo

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