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Feb 17, 2011

World Bank funds phase II of lap


Mrs. Christie E. Bobobee, the Administrator of Stool Lands, has announced that the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands (OASL), has secured a $50-million grant from the World Bank, to implement the second phase of the Land Administration Project (LAP).

She explains that, the grant will support traditional rulers to document customary land practices, undertake customary land demarcation, as well as the documentation of farmland boundaries, to reduce land disputes associated with stool lands across the country.

 Mrs. Bobobee made the announcement in Kumasi, during the 14th Annual National Conference of the OASL, on the theme, ‘Improving Service Delivery Through Sustained Stakeholder Engagement’, adding that it will also enhance transparency in the administration of stool, thereby improving the socio-economic development in the country.

 She added further that OASL generated GH¢20,089,857.28, last year as stool land revenue for disbursement to the beneficiaries, representing 56 percent increase over that of 2009, which was GH¢15 million.

 Mrs. Bobobee expressed the preparedness of her office, to collaborate with traditional authorities to ensure consistency in stool land administration.

 In all 58 stool land administrators drawn from the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Western, Central, Northern and Upper East regions attended the five-day conference.

Source: ISD