Views: 208 Gertrude Bazaana, Accra, July 6, 2019, Sat, 6:56 pm The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) is asking for the passage of the Land Bill into ...
Gertrude Bazaana, Accra, July 6, 2019, Sat, 6:56 pm
The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) is asking for the passage of the Land Bill into law for the effective administration of the sector.
In a Multi-Stakeholder Land forum in Accra on Wednesday, (July 3, 2019) by the organization, the Chairman of the occasion, Hon. Manu-Adador Francis asked civil society organizations to lobby parliament to pass the bill.
“Identify and lobby the pressure points in parliament to pass the Land Bill,” he stressed.
But, as it is at the moment, about 166 existing laws relating to land regulation in the country are not harmonized and that is carrying a damning impact on the vulnerable in the society and perpetuating corruption in the sector.
A speaker on the occasion, DR. John Tiah Bugri noted; governance, tenant security, social stability in changing land relations, land right, environmental degradation, consensus building as daunting challenges to the sector.
He said there was no data for the sector.
The Programs Manager GII, Mrs. Mery Awelana Addah said the Bill when passed would improve access to land for both the poor and the rich.
She said the law would reduce inequalities in the acquisition of land and would improve access for both the poor in society.
The event themed “The Role of Civil Society Organisations in the Land Discourse of Ghana” sorts to promote dialogue and safeguard the sector players.
Mrs. Mary admonished the civil society organizations to pray the parliament to pass the Bill because the benefits thereof were obvious.
She stated that corruption was bedeviling a lot in the sector and the Bill-passage would safeguard the poor Ghanaian woman in land acquisition.
She said already the GII had been fighting poverty in the sector for the past five years.
The Project Coordinator, Mr. Michael H. Okai said the country was Agric-based and for that matter land was indispensable.
He said it was crucial to fight out corruption from the sector for the rural poor woman to have access.