Amewu takes copy of Joy News' Land War documentary; vows to fix poor land administration

Amewu takes copy of Joy News' Land War documentary; vows to fix poor land administration
Source: Ghana|Myjoyonline.com
Date: 08-11-2017 Time: 02:11:13:pm

Lands and Natural Resources Minister John Peter Amewu has vowed to solve Ghana’s poor land administration system.

He made the commitment when he received a copy of a Joy News documentary titled Land Wars.

The Hotline documentary captures in graphic details the challenges bedeviling Ghana’s land administration with its attendant problems with land guards.

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Scores of people have died with several others injured as a result of the land guard menace in the country.

In ‘Land Wars’ Joy News’ Latif Iddrisu told the story of many land owners whose lands have been taken away; many prospective land buyers who have been defrauded, and land guards employed by chiefs and some influential persons in society to protect lands and terrorize others who would lay claim to the lands.

He also focuses on allegations of bribery and corruption leveled at the officers of the Lands Commission.

The documentary has been aired on Joy News TV as well as the Super Morning Show.

The details of the documentary attracted the Lands Minister John Peter Amewu who requested a copy to use as a dossier in helping the fight towards a better land administration system in the country.

On Tuesday, Latif Iddrisu presented a copy of the documentary to the Minister at his office.

Together with the minister were directors of the ministry all of whom were excited about the work done by Joy News and how that will help in ensuring a better land administration system in the country.

The sector Minister assured, the government will partner the private sector to ensure a digitized land administration system in the country.

He commended Joy News for the work done and assured of similar partnerships to finding a lasting solution to Ghana’s jerky land administration system.

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