President Nana Akufo-Addo has directed that, henceforth, no public institution should deal in or allocate any land without the explicit approval of the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources.

He said, “the days when public lands were dissipated without regard for public interest are over.”

Akufo-Addo bans Public Institutions from allocating Public Lands

The President stated this when he inaugurated a 25-member National Lands Commission at the Jubilee House today, September 1, 2021.

President Akufo-Addo pointed out that, the duty of the members of the National Lands Commission is to manage Public Lands saying that, “these Lands are vested in the President for the people of Ghana.”

Akufo-Addo bans Public Institutions from allocating Public Lands

He emphasized that Public Lands allocated to State Institutions remained Public Lands, vested in the President and managed by the Lands Commission.

The President also charged the newly sworn-in members to aggressively pursue the digitization of the records of the Lands Commission, noting that “most of the reforms needed to build efficient Land administration will be within our reach if we are able to move away from manual registration to digital registration.”

Akufo-Addo bans Public Institutions from allocating Public Lands

He further reminded members of the National Lands Commission of the New Lands Act 2020 (Act 1036), which he said, gives a good foundation for the reforms being pursued by the Commission.

President Akufo-Addo also urged the commission to perform their functions under the general direction of the Sector Minister in accordance with the constitution.

Akufo-Addo bans Public Institutions from allocating Public Lands

Describing the task ahead as daunting, he expressed conviction that, with focus, good policies and determination, the National Lands Commission will deliver on its mandate and urged them to give maximum support to the dynamic Sector Minister, Samuel A. Jinapor to help transform Land Administration in Ghana.

Akufo-Addo bans Public Institutions from allocating Public Lands

On his part, the Chairman of the National Lands Commission, Lawyer Alex Quaynor assured the President that, the Commission Is focused on meeting the 30 days turnaround time for registration of title or deeds by the Commission target.

Akufo-Addo bans Public Institutions from allocating Public Lands

He also expressed the team’s appreciation to the President for reposing much confidence in them and pledged to deliver

Akufo-Addo bans Public Institutions from allocating Public Lands

He also commended the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Samuel Jinapor for their unwavering commitment and support to the Commission in ensuring that Ghana gets a robust Land Administration system.

Akufo-Addo bans Public Institutions from allocating Public Lands

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