Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated the need for the automation of land administration in the country.
[contextly_sidebar id=”fsOutunUMHoQ5XVsKIoc9xkDJduZVzKJ”]He has, therefore, urged the Lands Commission to hasten the process to make land title service delivery more efficient.
Speaking at the Land Administration Forum in Accra, the Vice President called on the private sector to partner government to make the ongoing efforts at automation a reality.
He said the current system is frustrating many Ghanaians who want to register lands.
He said the current system is frustrating many Ghanaians who want to register lands hence the call.
“Many who want to register lands are often frustrated by complex processes, and often needless delays and corruption in many facets of the lands administration process. The Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government is committed to creating a healthy land administration environment,” Dr. Bawumia said.
In 2017, the Vice President announced the commencement of the digitization of land registration processes from this year, as part of the government’s agenda to remove the bottlenecks associated with registration of land in Ghana.
The Vice President who is unenthused about the current state of land administration in the country noted that the digitizing the system could promote the growth of businesses and improve planning of settlements in the country.
But the Director in Charge of Land Registration Division at the Lands Commission, Yaa Agyeman Boadi, mentioned inadequate resources and technical constraints as some of the factors that stall land registration.
She said although they have been asked to digitize their systems, these constraints are making it impossible to achieve these deliverables.
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana