The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu-Bio, has inaugurated the Bono East Regional Lands Commission.
In accordance with the Lands Commission Act of 2008, (ACT 767) the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu-Bio swore in the members of the commission and entrusted in their care all land related issues in the region.
The Bono East which was carved out of the Brong Ahafo Regional as part of the regional reorganisation exercise undertaken by the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has now been ‘blessed’ with the Lands Commission clothed with the authority to deal with lands and all related challenges.
He added that the Ministry, and the country as a whole, acknowledge the good work that the former Commission under erstwhile Brong Ahafo Region did in pursuit of an efficient land sector in the region. God bless you for your excellent deeds, and I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours.
“The country is fighting for its existence, as the incidence of illegal mining and deforestation in most regions continues to rise. I implore this Commission to do its possible best to aid in the battle against ‘Galamsey’. The Ministry is always ready to assist you in carrying out your responsibilities,” he said.
He reiterated the need for collaboration among the institution in the land administrative chain, adding the interest of the region and for that matter, the country should at each point reign supreme over any other interest.
The Bono East Regional Minister, Kwesi Adu Gyan on his part stated, “Without sound and appropriate land institutes, there can be no sustainable development. You are very much aware of our vision for the region which is to make Bono East the most preferred destination for Afro-processing and agriculture.”
“The development of the region is thus tied to land issues which require immediate land administration to make it possible. I, therefore, urge you to see your appointment as a challenge and work with the needed commitment to transform the Bono East Region into a business and agriculture hub where job opportunities will be created for the people.”