On behalf of Sector Minister, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor, it was a pleasure to perform the important function of inaugurating the Upper West Regional Lands Commission in accordance with Article 260 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana and the Lands Commission Act. Said the Deputy Minister Hon. George Mireku Duker.
Land is both a physical commodity and an abstract concept in that the right to own and use it are as much a part of the land as objects rooted on it’s soil. Stewardship of land is essential for the present and future generations, which gives effect by the good old traditional Ghanaian adage that land is for ” the ancestors, the living and generations yet unborn.
The Upper west Region has been identified as having great significance in the national settlements because it shares strategic boundaries with Burkina Faso, and Cote D’ Voire.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Hon. Hafiz Bin Salih, who accompanied him on the event eulogized his dedication to the process of ensuring that government lands are well protected and used judiciously to the benefit of all Ghanaians.
The Chairman of the reconstituted Regional Lands Commission, Alhaji Mohammed Abdul-Haq also expressed his appreciation to Hon Duker’s office and government for the opportunity given to serve their community and country.
In addressing the various land-related challenges facing the region, He urged Members of the Upper West Regional Lands Commission to be fully guided by the provisions of the Lands Commission Act, 2008, Act 767 the Land Act, 2020 Act 1036 and act accordingly.
In my concluding remarks, he indicated the commitment of sector Minister, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor and the government in ensuring that, Ghana’s lands are protected, used judiciously and enforce regulations in place to that effect.
Hon. George Mireku Duker was accompanied by Alhaji Sulemana Mahama, Executive Secretary of Lands Commission and other officials of the Ministry.