Public Hearing On Proposed Land Authority Bill Reconvenes Soon Senate Commended

Published by: 
Daily Observer
Date published: 
January 29, 2016

The Liberian Senate, through its Committees on Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment & Judiciary, Human Rights, Claims and Petitions, has been commended for the reconvening of public hearing on the proposed Bill creating the Liberia Land Authority (LLA), the new institutional structure that will consolidate land functions from existing agencies of the Government. Public hearing on the Bill was suspended on September 30, 2015, to allow for internal consultations among agencies of the Government that had issues with some provisions of the Bill. The Bill is being proposed against the background of the current fragmentation of land functions among more than eight (8) government agencies, which has led to ineffectiveness, considerable confusion, poor delivery of services, and corrupt practices. It also one of several key deliverables of land reform taking place in Liberia under the auspices of the Land Commission.

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