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US$1million needed for Land Rights Law awareness-CSOs appeal

Jos Garneo Cephas Sr.
CSOs representatives at opening session of the Advocacy Strategy Development Working Training
CSOs representatives at opening session of the Advocacy Strategy Development Working Training

MONROVIA, LIBERIA -The Coordinator of all Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Working Group on Land Rights in Liberia says US$1Million is required for the full implementation of education and awareness on the Land Rights Law among Liberians across the nation.

The Group Coordinator, Alphonso Henries, said: “We are appealing to our donors and development partners to assist in the process of raising the US$1Million as a targeted fund needed to kick start a two-phase education and awareness process towards the implementation of the new Land Law in two years”.

The Land Rights Act was passed into law by the Legislature in 2018, thus giving Liberians the rights to own and have tenure rights over their Customary Land; stakeholders have also crafted sample messages and regulations to facilitate the easy understanding of the law.

Mr. Henries spoke Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at the opening of a two-day Advocacy Strategy Development Working Session for CSOs held at the USAID-Land Governance Support Activities (LGSA) in Sinkor, Monrovia. The workshop which ends August 1, 2019, is being sponsored by the Multi Actor Partnership (MAP) Project and facilitated by Welt Hunger Life and Rice and Rights Foundation (RRF).

According to the CSOs working Group Coordinator, “The workshop is meant to build capacity and profile institutions, and map out available resources to mark the early beginning of the implementation of awareness on the Land Rights Law this year in country this year”.    

 


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