The role of land in the economy of our nation is of great significance, hence without sound tenure security and appropriate land management systems, there can be no sustainable development as there will be little or no willingness on the part of both local and foreign investors to make an investment in the country.
Mr. Benito Owusu Bio, the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, made the assertion when he inaugurated a reconstituted 32-member body of the Eastern Regional Lands Commission in Koforidua yesterday, with Kofi Danquah Osei being the chairman.
For land management in Ghana and the Eastern Region, in particular, to be effective, it must be based on the pieces of advice and guidance of a group of persons who are mandated to superintend over it, he said.
The Eastern Regional Lands Commission members are surveyor Seraphim Hans-Jorie, Andrews Abrokwa, Andrews Nyarko-Adu Esq, Surv. Geoffreyson Atieku, Nana Safora Twe-Kakrade ll, Joseph K. Baah Yirenkyi, Barima Kwabena Oduro l, Tettehtsu Nertey Isaac, Eric Abrokwah, Nene Okpatakpla Sasraku lV and Gyane Ofori Solomon Jr.
The rest are Osabarima Kofi Boateng ll, Darkwah Ernest, Achirem Dickson Amofa, Nana Osei A. P. Dwamena ll, Boa Asare Attakra Ansah, Nana Osei Nyarko lll, Nana Edward Anim, Collins Broni Amponsah, Yaw Addo Larbie and Michael Boadi-Sarpong.
The other are Calebs Tetteh-Kofi Romeo, Nana Asare Gyapong, Oteng Akuffo-Akoto, Boadi Bernard Prempeh, Isaac Antwi, Amofa Koranteng, S. N. Kwakye, Felix Ofei and Dr. Godfred Akyea Darkwah.
The Deputy Minister urged members of the Eastern Regional Lands Commission to be fully guided by the content of the Lands Commission Act, 2008,Act 767 and ensure that there is equity in the functional responsibilities and privileges for all the divisions of the commission.
Mr. Eric Kwakye Darfour, the Eastern Regional Minister, on his part, urged the members to research into our land tenure systems so as to come out with more appropriate and acceptable means of land acquisition in the region.
Kofi Danquah Osei, the chairman of the Eastern Regional Lands Commission, on behalf of his colleagues, thanked the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the honour done them for their appointment into the commission and promised to do their best in the discharge of their duties in order to bring sanity to land administration in the region and the country, as well.
Source: Therepublicnewsonline.com/ Ametewee S. Worlali, Koforidua