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LLA Blames Chiefs, Elders For Land Issues In Mont, Margibi

The Chairperson of the Liberia Land Authority (LLA), J. Adams Manobah, says Montserrado and Margibi Counties top the chart when it comes to criminality regarding lands sale across the country.
Atty Manobah named Montserrado and Margibi Counties as the two counties with the acute land problems in Liberia,
The LLA Chairperson blamed some chiefs and elders of those counties for creating the problems and frowned on the involvement of the elders that continue to entangle themselves in land issues on grounds that they are the custodians of land.
“You elders know the problems and also the solution to these land issues but you won’t talk on them because some of you are the direct beneficiary of these criminal land sales,” he noted.
He made the remarks when the LLA with support from the World Bank and the Swedish government launched an awareness campaign on the dissemination of information on the Land Rights Act (LRA) and the Liberia Land Authority Act (LLAA).
Atty Manobah indicated that the program is intended to create awareness on land issues in the country with the aim of avoiding land and land related conflicts.
He argued that they who are supposed to be working with the Land Authority in addressing land scatters issues are the same involved into criminal activities most especially in Careysburg and Bentol.
According to him, there is a need for the Paramount chiefs, elders, district commissioners even the superintendent of the various counties to stand firm to solve some of those huge land problems in their respective areas.
The women leader of Todee District, Kou Dorgago, extolled the LLA for the awareness campaign in Montserrado County, citing that the exercise will subsequently enable women and youth to fully understand land matters in the country.
According to her, women never owned land in the country and appealed to the LLA for more stickers, leaflets, and billboard’s which will be placed at the various health centers, schools, churches and mosques to ensure that everyone reads and understands because those barriers have been broken.
The LLA in 2021 launched the nationwide awareness campaign on the dissemination of information on the Land Rights Acts and the Liberia Land Authority Act in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.
The Land Rights Law, also called the Land Rights Act (LRA) was passed by members of the National Legislature on August 23, 2018.
The President of the Republic of Liberia Dr. George M. Weah signed the law on September 19, 2018 the law was printed into handbills on October 10, 2018.

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