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Lands Commission embarks on “You Deserve To Know Campaign”, As Deputy Lands Minister calls for speedy reforms

Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio, the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources overseeing Lands and Forestry, has on behalf of the Sector Minister, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor, Praised the efforts of the Ag. Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission Surveyor Benjamin Arthur, in helping to drive reforms aimed at positioning the Lands Commission as a world Class entity.

Delivering a Speech at the Executive Secretary’s Maiden Annual Briefing and Launch of the Lands Commission’s Strategic Business Plan and Staff Award Scheme, Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio, relayed government’s transformative policies being implemented by the Commission including the digitalisation of Lands records.

The Deputy Lands Minister noted that the Commission is on a journey for total transformation and that he has been awestruck by the giant strides made by the Commission so far.

He reminded the Ag. Executive Secretary of the huge task ahead and charged him and his management drive government’s plans for transformation and reformation agenda of the lands sector.

Hon. Benito Owusu Bio outlined the Ministry’s plans and continued support for the Commission which includes digital transformation of land administration activities, completion of the new Lands Commission Head office which is slated to be completed in April this year 2024, and enhancement of the image of the Commission.

He noted with confidence that the Lands Commission is headed in the right direction and that he is certain that sooner than later, Ghanaians will overwhelmingly vouch for the credibility and efficiency of the commission.

Surv. Benjamin Arthur, on his part highlighted some progress made under his watch and restated his commitment to creating a commission that addresses the needs of Ghanaians and contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.

“The Lands Commission is committed to enhancing its image and improving service delivery. The Commission under the leadership of the Ministry will continue to pursue measures to promote a culture of integrity, professionalism, and public trust, ensuring that every citizen can access our services with confidence” He opined.

The well attended Staff event also witnessed the launch of the five year Strategic Business Plan for the Commission.
The plan is anchored on Enhancing financial sustainability, expeditious and efficient lands administration services, full digital operations, improvement of the Commissions image and ensuring competent and disciplined staff.

The gathering was also used to launched the Commissions Staff Award Scheme which seeks to reward dedicated and hardworking staff across the various Units, Daperment and Divisions nationwide.