The Chairman of the Greater Accra Regional Lands Commission, Alex Quinoo, has cautioned chiefs and other community leaders to stop selling public and vested lands to developers.
He said it should not be lost on anybody who engaged in such illegality that there would be consequences.
They should also refrain from multiple land sale – a practice, fueling protracted litigation, overlaps and inhibiting land registration processes.
He gave the warning at a public education forum held to educate the people in the Shai-Osudoku District on land administration.
It was also to aid them to have a better understating of the work of the Commission and to solicit their views on how to improve service delivery.
The programme was jointly organized by the Commission and the District Assembly.
Mr. Quainoo told the gathering that the government was making determined efforts to digitize all land records in the country, to remove bureaucratic bottlenecks, which often delayed the land registration process.
Digitization of land administration would enhance service delivery and curb insidious corruption in the system.
It is seen as the solution to the institutional inefficiencies, weak technological base, poor map coverage and profound insular work attitudes.
Mr. Maxwell Adu Nsafoah, the Regional Lands Officer, highlighted the core functions of the various units of the Commission - the Public Vested and Lands Management Division (PVLMD), Survey and Mapping Division (SMD), Land Valuation Division (LVD) and the Land Title Registration Division (LRD).
The PVLMD has responsibility for the management of vested and state lands, while the SMD coordinates the preparation of plans from the data derived from survey and any amendment of the plans with LVD charged with assessing stamp duties and valuation of compensations and the LRD dealing with matters relating to registration of lands.
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