GDLA Assures To Resolve Land Litigations And Chieftaincy Disputes In Greater Accra Region

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As part of measures to curtail, resolve land litigation and help to address challenges associated with purchasing land in the Greater Accra region, the GaDangme Lands Administration (GDLA) has been instituted to enhance proper record keeping and land management in the region.

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It also aims at offering administrative duties by processing and endorsing GaDangme Traditional Area lands before registration at the Lands Commission to avoid future land litigation.

The GDLA seeks to implement a procedure of confirming and endorsing all lands given out to leaseholders to help curb and resolve all land litigation that currently exists and stop future occurrences.

In view of this, the GDLA in an introductory letter issued and signed by the Chief Executive Officer and Chief of Defense of the Ga State, King Ayi Tunnmaa II, implored the Ghana Police Service to issue a directive to the Property and Fraud Office of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service and other offices of the Service charged with duties relating to chieftaincy conflicts, land disputes and litigations in the Greater Accra region to consult, engage and collaborate with the GDLA.

The letter was copied to the Office of the President, the Vice President, Speaker of Parliament, Chief Justice, Attorney General and the Chief of Staff.

The rest are the Chief of Defense Staff, National Security, Ministry of Interior, the Greater Accra Regional Minister among others and entreated individuals and organizations to engage the office of chieftaincy conflicts and land ownership in all such matters for advice and assistance in the determination and confirmation of rightful ownership.

King Ayi Tunnmaa I, was hopeful that the GDLA together with the State will collaborate to bring lasting solutions to the numerous chieftaincy disputes and land issues in the Greater Accra region.

About GaDangme Land Administration (GDLA)

The GaDangme Lands Administration (GDLA) as part of its numerous services exists to enhance proper record keeping and land management.

Thus, offer administrative duties by processing and endorsing GaDangme Traditional Area lands before registration at the lands commission to avoid future land litigation.

The GDLA therefore established and implemented a procedure of confirming and endorsing all lands given out to leaseholders to help curb and gradually resolve all current land litigations and future ones.

Aims & Objectives

The GaDangme Lands Administration, under the *ages* and authority of the Tunma Royal Dynasty, shall have the mandate to handle and resolve all land conflicts, disputes, and litigations in GaDangme in close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders in the region.

The Administration shall concern itself in collaboration with the indigenous traditional rulers in the Ga State and other relevant stakeholders to put in place a purposeful and well coordinated customary land tenure system and uniform procedures for land acquisition and documentation.

It shall also formulate policies and institute mechanisms for effective and efficient revenue generation from the lease of GaDangme lands for the cultural, social, and economic development of the GaDangme people and their lands, to complement the central government’s developmental agenda.

To confirm by endorsement all lands given out to leaseholders to avoid future land litigations.

The Land Commission shall therefore seek consent from the Ga Dangme Lands Administration for proper processing, approved and certified document by the GDLA as they keep proper land records and management.

To help prevent uncontrolled development of lands in the Greater Accra Region.
To exist and function within the framework of the laws of Ghana, and ensure compliance with state policies and directives.

To coordinate its activities with other government agencies and stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Land Commission, Town and County Planning, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, etc, in other to achieve the above objectives.

Perform other functions as shall become necessary in the future and approved by the Board.

By: Paul Mamattah

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