The Liberia Land Authority has launched a 12-day community outreach awareness program in Sinoe County.
Adams Manobah, the Chair of LLA, announced that the awareness program is to educate the public about various features of the Land Rights Act and other laws that pertain to land use and management.
He noted that the outreach will cover hard-to-reach communities throughout Sinoe county adding that it doesn’t matter whether the land was deeded or not.
“We want to use this occasion to officially declare to all of you here, especially our community people, that your customary rights to land ownership are finally restored.” he said.
The Superintendent of Sinoe, Lee Nagbe Chea, who also attended the launching program expressed gratitude to the President for keeping his promise and signing the Land Rights Act into law.
He noted that the law had restored rights to communities across the country. Sup. Chea called on participants at the awareness to serve as ambassadors in their respective communities by sharing the information they received.
Meanwhile, Ellen Pratt, one of the Commissioners at the LLA, cautioned attendees to avoid confrontation and always engage LLA’s local offices across the country to access the information on land issues.
Over 150 participants attended the launch from across Sinoe County.