A Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu-Bio, has tasked the members of the Oti Regional Lands Commission to execute their duties without fear or favour in order to achieve the purpose for which they were appointed.
Speaking at a ceremony to unveil the first-ever Lands Commission in the Oti Region, Mr Owusu-Bio said the success of their tenure will serve as the bedrock for future commissions hence the need for them to rise above partisanship and sentiments in discharging their duties.
Whiles congratulating the members of the commission, Mr Owusu-Bio urged the committee members to conduct themselves in ways that will elevate the office they occupy and deal effectively with all land-related issues in the region.
The sector minister urged members to be very diligent and sincere in the discharge of their duties as this would boost public confidence in the Lands Commission and the land sector as a whole.
“I would want to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and passion with which the previous Commission under the Volta Region steered the affairs of the Regional Lands Commission, which yielded numerous results for the region and beyond.”
The Chief Director of the Oti Regional Coordinating Council, Andrews Nawil, said the setting up of the commission is timely and will prove pivotal in dealing with land administration in the region.
“Lands Commission plays a crucial role in the administration of the state. This constitutional instrument setting up this commission deems it mandatory to plan land use, administer land use and manage natural resources. The presence of this commission in our region is welcome and comes at a great time.”
The Commission is made up of 15 members drawn from different backgrounds who have a great deal of knowledge in land-related issues.
By: Felix Cofie.