The Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu-Bio has sworn in a 15 member Oti Regional Lands Commission team, the first-ever Lands Commission in the Oti Region.
Speaking at a ceremony to unveil, Benito Owusu-Bio tasked to execute their duties without fear or favour in order to achieve the purpose for which they were appointed and prompted the members that success of their era will serve as the foundation for future commissions hence the need for them to rise above partisanship and sentiments in discharging their duties.
Whiles congratulating them, the minister urged the committee members to conduct themselves in ways that reflects the office they occupy and deal effectively with all land related issues in the region.
“Let me congratulate the Chairman and members of the maiden Oti Regional Lands Commission on your appointment to this office. This being the first board of this newly established region I urge members to be very diligent and sincere in discharge of their duties without fear or favour, as this would boost public confidence in the Lands Commission and the land sector as a whole”, he said.
“I would want to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and passion with which the previous Commission under the Volta Region steered the affairs of the Regional Lands Commission, which yielded numerous results for the region and beyond”.
The Member of Parliament for Atwima Nwabiagya North outlined major land administration issues in the region and expressed confidence in the commission members to deal with them.
“It is my hope that the Establishment of this Regional Commission will be evident to all and sundry after members have served their four (4) year term. This can be achieved if we all assist the members and the staff of the lands”.
Delivering the welcome address on behalf of the Regional Minister, the Chief Director of the Oti Regional Coordinating Council, Andrews Nawil remarked that the setting up of the commission is timely and will prove pivotal in dealing with land administration in the region.
“Lands Commission plays a crucial role in the administration of the state. This constitutional instrument setting up this commission deem it mandatory to plan land use, administer land use and manage natural resource. The presence of this commission in our region is welcome and comes at a great time.