The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku Duker, has inaugurated a 16-member Western North Regional Lands Commission with a call on them to put in their maximum support to facilitate the needed reforms in Land Administration.
He said it is the expectation of the Ministry that the newly sworn-in members will put in their maximum effort to ensure that the needed reforms in the land administration sector are executed to boost public confidence in the Lands Commission in particular and the land sector as a whole.
He also acknowledged the hard work, dedication, and passion with which the previous Commission under the Western Region steered the affairs of the Regional Lands Commission, which yielded numerous results for the region.
Mr Mireku Duker said, Government in 2020 in an attempt to streamline Land Administration and Management in the country, passed the Land Act, 2020 ( Act 1036) to improve land service delivery in the country, adding that, “Our Republication Constitution per Article 261, provides for the appointment of members for each Regional Lands Commission”.
He, therefore, advised the 16-members commission who have been carefully selected based on their expertise and rich experience to give off their utmost best.
The Western North Regional Minister, Richard Ebbah Obeng, in a speech, read on his behalf, congratulated and reminded the new members of the Regional Lands Commission that, they have been carefully nominated by their respective Assemblies and institution, due to their vast experience in land administration saying, “I am hopeful that you will demonstrate committed, professionalism, fairness and hard work in the discharge of the commission’s functions as established under Article 258 of the Constitution to Justify the confidence response in you”.
The Chairman of the newly constituted Commission, Owusu Agyapong, expressed his appreciation to the Deputy Minister and the government for the opportunity given them to serve stressing that, “we will work to justify the confidence reposed in us and discharge our duties with a high sense of professionalism”.
By: Felix Cofie.