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We'll digitalize our lands to solve land disputes - Bawumia

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13 days ago
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Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says his led government if voted for to be president will solve long-standing land disputes in Ghana.

According to him, he will make land registration free for chiefs as well as digitalizing the land tenure system.

“Land in many countries, in the advanced world, if you want to know who owns the land, you can find it on your mobile phone, you don’t have to visit the land registry. So we are going to move to marking and digitalizing our land. So many land disputes come up because nobody really knows who owns the land.”

“Many people claim ownership and one of the problems we have is that many of the stool lands are not registered. I found out that many of the chiefs find it difficult to pay the registration fee because it’s a bit expensive. So what am I going to do? We are going to provide free registration for all the chiefs.” Dr Bawumia told the clergy in the Greater Accra Region during his ‘Bold Solution’ tour across the country. 

According to Dr Bawumia high cost of registration fees is a major obstacle preventing chiefs from registering their lands, leading to ownership disputes.

source: Theannouncergh.com