By Enock Akonnor; email@example.com
Professor Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has underlined lack of transparency in land acquistion as one of the gaps bedeviling Ghana’s land administration.
Others include complex legal framework for land administration and abuse of land.
On the premise of the above, he has admonished that an inclusive approach to improving effective land governance will serve as a catalyst for Ghans’s socio economic development.
Speaking at the 4th KNUST faculty of law Eminent legal scholars, lawyers Public Lecture on behalf of the Vice Cha chancellor, he averred that the promotion of effective administration of land is what has fueled the progress of most advanced countries.
Professor Owusu-Dabo who represented the Vice-Chancellor of KNUST described effective administration of land as the foundation of their (developed countries) development agenda.
He set the record straight in his address that a country with weak institutional structures for land governance which prevents land from being efficiently used will lack the needed benefit for socio-economic development.
The public lecture was held under the topic: “land Management as a Component of Sustainable Development: The Role of Traditional Leadership In Kumasi Traditional Area”.
Present at the occasion were the Provost of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences-KNUST Prof. Charles Marfo, Dean of the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. ERNEST Owusu Dapaah, Mrs.Mariam Agyeman Gyasi Jawhary, a private legal practitioner, Chiefs, heads of department among others.
The event equipped participants with knowledge to appreciate the complexities of land issues.