Multiple sale of lands, others a thing of the past – Vice President

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed the era of multiple sales of land, difficulty in the acquisition of land title documents and registering the land will soon be a thing of the past.

Dr Bawumia stated that following a meeting with the leadership of Ordnance Survey (OS), it was reaffirmed that the UK “will provide technical support to Ghana through Ordnance Survey” and other partners for the land digitization project.

With the digitisation of Ghana’s lands, the Vice President announced that age-old problems such as multiple land sales, difficulty in acquiring land title and registering lands will be resolved.

“We are going to reform the business processes at the Lands Commission and digitise all land records to make it easier for government and citizens to conduct land searches online, register land (within 30 days) and improve the overall land administration and governance processes of Ghana.

When this project is complete, we are confident that the era of multiple land sales, the difficulty in acquiring land title and registering the same will soon be a thing of the past,” he stated.

The Vice President is currently in the UK for the Financial Times (FT) 2019 Africa Summit. “Among other planned engagements, Vice President Bawumia will deliver a keynote address on Ghana’s Digital Transformation Agenda, and participate in a number of plenary sessions. He will also meet with a number of world and business leaders to deliberate on ways to accelerate Ghana, and Africa’s socio-economic development.

The FT Africa Summit brings together stakeholders and decision-makers to deliberate on Africa’s challenges and brainstorm to find lasting solutions. According to the organisers, the 2019 conference will place “a special emphasis on youth, women, entrepreneurs, scientists and artists and on fresh thinking generally. Africa’s home-made solutions are becoming more relevant as the continent takes its destiny into its own hands.” the presidency reported