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Local communities to legally own land soon

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(elbcradio.com/Feb. 20, 2015)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says local communities in Liberia will now have the power to own land in the country.

President Johnson-Sirleaf said: “The new land policy ensures that local communities be given deeds for land they claim ownership title.”
She made the statement to elbcradio.com Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Paynesville.

The President said, for the first time in Liberia, the issue of local community land ownership title is being legalized to curb the prolonged community land ownership conflicts in the country.

Describing the new land policy as revolutionary, the Liberian Leader said: “With the policy now in place and with an Act being drafted, no government would be able to take away community land illegally.”

The President noted that the policy, like the Deconcentration Policy, is being drafted into an Act for legislative endorsement.
“These two policies were milestone legacies that Liberians will long after my administration revere me for,” the Liberian Leader also noted.
“Much media attention has not been given this new policy,” she regretted.

President Johnson-Sirleaf emphasized: “Land ownership in Liberia has always been a source of conflicts in the country, but the new policy now addresses issues that often result into land conflicts.(elbcradio.com/Feb. 20, 2015)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says local communities in Liberia will now have the power to own land in the country.

President Johnson-Sirleaf said: “The new land policy ensures that local communities be given deeds for land they claim ownership title.”
She made the statement to elbcradio.com Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Paynesville.

The President said, for the first time in Liberia, the issue of local community land ownership title is being legalized to curb the prolonged community land ownership conflicts in the country.

Describing the new land policy as revolutionary, the Liberian Leader said: “With the policy now in place and with an Act being drafted, no government would be able to take away community land illegally.”

The President noted that the policy, like the Deconcentration Policy, is being drafted into an Act for legislative endorsement.

“These two policies were milestone legacies that Liberians will long after my administration revere me for,” the Liberian Leader also noted.
“Much media attention has not been given this new policy,” she regretted.

President Johnson-Sirleaf emphasized: “Land ownership in Liberia has always been a source of conflicts in the country, but the new policy now addresses issues that often result into land conflicts.

 


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