Regional confab on securing community land rights opens in Accra
A three-day workshop on securing community land rights has opened in Accra, Ghana.
The workshop is expected to bring together land commissions from across the African continent to exchange lessons on securing local communities and indigenous people’s land rights through statutory land tenure and its subsequent operationalisation.
It expected to allow representatives of a critical mass of African land commissions leading land reforms in order to agree on an agenda for securing and realising the customary tenure rights of local communities, women and indigenous people.
Minister of Land and Natural Resources John-Peter Amewu in a speech read on his behalf called for broad policies to guide the access and utilization and management of land resources within various countries.
He also advised countries to maintain constant contact with one another as a way of understanding and learning from each other.
The workshop is expected to end on Wednesday.