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Acting Chairman of the LLA, Atty. Adams Manobah and two other Commissioners looking. (inserted) are USAID Mission Governance Officer,Jemel Liverpool, the Chief of Party of  USAID- Land Governance Support Activity(LGSA), Dr. Yohannes Gebredlin and Mr.
Acting Chairman of the LLA, Atty. Adams Manobah and two other Commissioners looking. (inserted) are USAID Mission Governance Officer,Jemel Liverpool, the Chief of Party of USAID- Land Governance Support Activity(LGSA), Dr. Yohannes Gebredlin and Mr.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - Two United States International Development Institutions are recommending to the Liberian government to increase its communications and outreach messages on legal land ownership and land tenure rights across the country.

The Democracy, Rights and Governance Officer of USAID Mission in Liberia, Jemel Liverpool, said: “The Liberian citizens need to know how to legally acquire land; the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) has a mission as a principle driver of the implementation of the Land Rights Act, uniquely position the authority as an integral agent for change in the Liberian society”. 

Mr. Liverpool, spoke Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the official launch of the LLA website at in Monrovia, where he deputized for the Mission Director of USAID/Liberia, Anthony S. Chan, and stressed USAID’s continue support to equip with the relevant infrastructural needs to deliver on its ever important mandate.

The USAID/Liberia Mission is partnering with Liberia to strengthen institutions, drive economic growth and reduce poverty.

According to the USAID Mission Governance Officer, the possibility of showing long term growth through individuals and community land ownership is becoming a reality now that the accusation of land rights is accessible to all Liberians.

“While this remains a welcoming venture, it is significant to note that the dissemination of any one lasting success of the land tenure information cannot be limited to website”, Mr. Liverpool stressed.

The USAID Mission’s statement further said:“This onus is now on the LLA and the Government of Liberia as a whole, to further expand its communications and outreach efforts to make sure the message of potential legal land ownership can be reached to every Liberian throughout the length and breadth of the beautiful land”.

Mr. Liverpool remanded that it is imperative that for there to be any long- lasting success for any of the activities undertaken by the authority, citizens must be fully informed and understand processes and procedures needy to actualize land ownership.

Also speaking, the Chief of Party of  USAID- Land Governance Support Activity(LGSA), Dr. Yohannes Gebredlin said  the website being launched represents one aspect of LGSA’s support to the LLA to take a number of positive steps toward building a functional land administration system and also to implement the Land Rights Act.

Dr.  Gebredlin, said: “There’s a lot of work needs to be done, the that work remains to be done should not be expected to be performed   only by the LLA, the LLA input involves all public sectors context in collaboration with all development partners including the CSOS, this operating network call for all involve to collectively identify the constraints in the performance of the LLA”.

Performing the official launch, the Acting Chairman of the LLA, Atty. Adams Manobah said:”Government does not have the financial means to fund the activities of the LLA but relies on the good will of donor partners for support therefore, the launch of the website is a step forward for accountability and trust in the LLA, on how the donors’ money is being used”.

Atty. Manobah lauded their donor partners including the USAID- Mission in Liberia, the World Bank, the EU, USAID - Land Governance Support Activity (LGSA) among others for the support given the LLA.

The Website; www.lla.gov.lr according to Mr. George F. Collins of the consultancy firm, Comax ICT Limited  who designed and produced, the site;   “ It will provide access to information, services of legal land tenure and education to the public and on the Land Rights  Act, including other land matters, critical document  and the LLA mandate and duties and donors partners’ information”. 

 


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