Liberia: Land Authority Launches Community Awareness in Sinoe

Greenville — Following the passage of the Liberia Land

Rights Act and in keeping with its nation-wide outreach, the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) has launched a 12- day Community Outreach Awareness in Greenville City, Sinoe County.

The exercise, according to the Chairman of the LLA, Atty, J. Adams Manobah, is basically to inform the locals about the importance of the new law and how it works, adding that the exercise will also help citizens to understand the real issues about land use and management as well provide basic knowledge on the rights to land ownership.

In remarks at the official launch of the outreach, the LLA Chairperson said the outreach will cover the entire county, especially hard-to-reach communities and will last for twelve days.

He used the official launch program to declare the customary rights of land ownership to the community people, noting that whether the land is deeded or not; the rights have been restored.

"We want to use this occasion to officially declare to all of you here, especially our community people, that your customary rights to land ownership is finally restored," he explained.

In remarks, Sinoe County Superintendent Lee Nagbe Chea said he is grateful to the

President of Liberia for keeping his promise to ensure the signing of the Land Rights Act into law, adding that as it stands; community people now have cause to rejoice because their customary right to land ownership is finally restored.

The Sinoe County Superintendent called on participants to serve as ambassadors in their respective communities, noting that sharing the information will help bring positive changes in following the necessary steps or processes to address land matters.

In separate remarks, Madam Ellen Pritt, Commissioner on Land Use and

Management at the LLA, cautioned citizens to always engage LLA local offices across the country to access the rightful information on land matters.

She noted that it is only the LLA that can address land issues in the country.

The program brought together about 150 participants from the length and breadth of Sinoe County, and a high-power delegation from the LLA, as well as media groups at the Greenville Administration Building.

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