New Democrat (Monrovia)

18 December 2012

Liberia: UN Helps Land Commission

The UN-Habitat Liberia Friday donated vehicles to the Land Commission of Liberia describing its work as crucial to the resolution of land disputes in the country.

The donation came as the Land Commission was carrying out a pilot project in five counties that will lead to the resolution of land disputes in the country.

Making the presentation Friday at the headquarters of the Land Commission,

the Chief Technical Advisor of UN-Habitat Liberia Mr. Madam Elizabeth Moorsmith described the role of the Land Commission as crucial to the process of attaining lasting peace in Liberia.

Land Commission is currently undertaking pilot projects in five counties including Lofa, Nimba, Bong, Margibi and Maryland.

Madam Moorsmith also expressed excitement about the gesture, and promised that the world body would be more supportive of the work of the Land Commission so as to speedily resolve land disputes in the country.

She disclosed that the donation came as a result of monies extracted from a $2million UN Peace Building Fund (PBF).

"We're very pleased to be at this occasion. The UN will remain supportive of your action because you're an important part of the peace building process in Liberia" she said.

"We will also remain supportive and innovative in creating new ideas that will help bring lasting peace to Liberia," Madam Moorsmith added.

The head of the Land Commission Cecil Brandy for his part thanked the UN Habitat for the donation, terming it as noteworthy, especially for the smooth implementation of projects already earmarked by the commission.

"We're very pleased today to receive three vehicles through the UN-Habitat that will be used to support peace building matters and also deal with land disputes" Mr. Brandy said at the turning over ceremony.

The LC boss also pointed out that the donation would be very helpful in the implementation of the commission's functions, especially in areas where bad road condition has posed serious problem for the work of the LC.

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