A Systematic Land Titling Project has been launched by the Liberia Land Authority in Clara Town Community, Liberia.
Giving the overview of the project, the Chairman for the Liberia Land Authority, J. Adams Manobah said, the project is intended to help citizens possess their land legally.
He said, the collaboration with the MEDICI LAND GOVERNANCE is to ensure every land belongs to an individual or the government and that the project is to cut across the country in order to prevent or stop land dispute and also create revenue for government.
“Government do not generate revenue if land owners do not register, pay tax or updated their land deeds.” Manobah said.
The institution head also informed the press that the project launched will give clear description to a person land in case there is a problem or land dispute.
Doing the official launching, Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweh said, Liberia is seriously faced with too many land dispute challenges.
He mentioned that government is not taking people land but want to recognize original land owners. “No one is taking the land from squatters but government want to know the land original owners.”
Mr. Tweh added that the re enforcement and positive result from the project will serve as a driving tool for other development.
He continued that the project is not to get rid of squatters but to know the real owner’s of land in the country.
Also speaking, MEDICI LAND GOVERNANCE Senior Director Ailey Kaiser Hughes, pledged her institution support to the Liberia Land Authority and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to secure the lands from unauthorized people.
Josiah Cooper a community Chairperson thanked the Liberia Land Authority and partners and promised to work with the authorities.