Lands Ministry Holds Open Day

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has held an Open Day.

The Open Day, held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, formed part of activities marking this year’s Civil Service Week.

The Open Day affords the various Government’s Ministries and agencies to showcase their policies, programmes and activities.

Participating in the Open Day at the Natural Resources Ministry were the Lands Commission, the Ghana Geological Surveys Authority, and the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC).

Speaking in an exclusive interview with DGN Online, Public Relations Officer of the Lands Commission, Eunice Opoku, outlined a significant number of interventions President Akufo-Addo’s administration was undertaking to improve land administration and acquisition in Ghana.

She said the Lands Commission was being vigorously digitized to enable easy archiving and retrieving of lands information.

She stated that the staff of the Lands Commission were being better resourced to ensure efficient service delivery.

According to her, the NPP government was so keen on transforming land administration in Ghana, noting that there are a number of interventions that have been put in place to ensure efficient service delivery.

She stated that the operations of the Lands Commission were also being streamlined.

According to her, the Commission will continue to reach out to the public to educate the masses on land administration and acquisition.

She therefore urged members of the public to do due diligence when inquiring about a land to avoid falling victims to fraudsters.

Technical Principal Officer at the Ghana Geological Survey Authority, Bernice Dery, outlined the works that the Authority does, showcasing a number of its products such as clay, bricks, building tiles, among others.

Over the last one year, the Lands Ministry has out-doored new agencies such as Steel Development Corporation, GIADEC.

The Ministry is expected to soon inaugurate the Governing Board of the Ghana Boundary Commission.

By Melvin Tarlue