A Customary Land Secretariat has been inaugurated in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region to address land disputes.
The eleven member land management committee of the secretariat, shall record all land transactions at the local level as well as resolve land disputes within the Talensi traditional area.
At the inauguration of the secretariat in Tongo, Paramount chief of Talensi traditional Area, Tongraan Kugbilsong Nanlebegtang, said the secretariat will sanitize and streamline land ownership and management.
He said the secretariat will be responsible for the issuance of application forms and allocation notes in the acquisition of lands, and hence a requirement by the District Assembly in issuing building permits to prospective developers.
Tongraan added that,the secretariat will also capture all land acquired by developers in the area and prepare all land related documents to ensure accurate land transactions and records.
He called on stakeholders in the land sector to collaborate with the secretariat to achieve its set objectives.
He also appealed to government to include Clan, Tindana and Family lands under the stool/skin land since they constitute the chieftaincy institution of a traditional ruler instead of segregating them.
The secretariat will be manned with technical support from the Office of the Administrator of Stool/Skin lands (OASL).
The establishment of the secretariat is with support from the Ministry of lands and Natural Resources, and the Ghana Land Administration project phase two(LAP-2).
By: Frederick Awuni/citifmonline.com/Ghana