The Chairman of the Liberia Land Authority Attorney Adams Monabah is cautioning Chiefs and Elders in Liberia against overstepping their bounds by selling land unilaterally and disregarding officials of the Liberia Land Authority.
But in reaction to the LLA Boss statement , Salala District Commissioner, Daniel Tubman, described his statement as fallacy, stressing they are not involved with land sales .
The verbal disagreement took place Monday May 25. 2021 at the official launched of the dissemination of information on the Land Rights Act and the Liberia Land Authority Act in Gbarnga, Bong County.
In his remarks at the official program, the LLA Boss, Monabah referred the prevailing unilateral sales of land in Salala District by the local authorities; something he described as a gross violation of the Land Rights Act.
The LLA Chairman stated that the Land Rights Act gives the Land Authority the exclusive power to oversee all land matters in the country and wants local authorities respect said authority.
“We have been receiving complains that local Leaders in Salala are involved in land issues; It is the LAA that has power to oversee all land issues.” He noted
He called for mutual respect between officials of the Liberia Land Authority and Chiefs and Elders to address the growing land disputes in Liberia.
Not taking the LLA boss statement lightly, Salala District Commissioner, Daniel Tubman in an exclusive interview with journalists described as a fallacy, statements from the Chairman of the Liberia Land Authority that local officials in the district are involved with land sales.
Commissioner Tubman clarified that the district’s authorities are not involved in the sales of land in the district as being speculated; but guiding communities who are giving out lands to their citizens and others to follow the right procedures.
He challenged the Liberia Land Authority and those making such claim to prove their allegation.
Speaking earlier, Bong County Superintendent Esther Walker hailed the leadership of President George Weah for the strides made to handling land issues in the country.
Sup. Walker then expressed happiness over women access to land in Liberia.