Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has demanded that the Lands Commission speeds up its work to ensure that all land registrations are digitized.
He gave this directive during a visit to the Lands Commission in Accra.
During his visit, he urged Directors at the Commission to ensure the project takes off as soon as possible.
He stated that, digitizing the land registry and the process of acquiring a land title certificate will boost the mortgage market in Ghana.
According to him hopefully this year, Ghana is going to experience some changes.
“We want all these records digitized. We are going to put in place the resources, the personnel, and the nation builders’ corps. We will provide all these agencies, personnel, graduates to help with the digitization of all these documents,” he said.
He added that they will be having a discussion with the Chief Justice on some of the legal decisions and some of the conflicting judgements across different courts.
” I think it is very important for us to do so, but one of the things you find out here is that, there is very little space. Thankfully, there is some work ongoing and all the agencies will move there next year,” Dr Bawumia stated.
The Director in Charge of Land Registration Division at the Lands Commission, Yaa Agyeman Boadi, also explained that, inadequate resources and technical constraints are some of the factors that stalls land registration.
She stated that although they have been asked to digitize their systems, these constraints are making it impossible to achieve these deliverables.