MFDP Minster Samuel Tweah, Jr. MFDP Minster Samuel Tweah, Jr.

Gov’t Vows to Protect Land Owners, Squatters

MONROVIA, LIBERIA -The Minister of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning(MFDP), Samuel D. Tweah, Jr., has expressed government commitment to ensuring that land-owners and squatters have legal titles to their land.

He acknowledged that the land issue is a critical challenge in Liberia and remains a major concern for the government. He made these comments on Friday, January 15, 2021 at the Clara Town Football Field on the Bushrod Island, outside Monrovia when he spoke at the official launch of the Digitization of Government Processes Systematic Land Titling Project. “The Government of Liberia is here to ensure you are protected legally to have your land. We are not here to take your land from you, nobody is taking your land,’’ the MFDP Boss added. Government, he said, is bringing solutions to people who own land by recognizing and giving them legal titles to their properties.

However, he explained that the digitization of government processes and systematic land titling is a pilot project to digitize land registration for Liberians. He challenged the Liberia Land Authority(LLA) to use the project to begin the formal titling and deeding of properties owned by Liberians who are considered “squatters”. Minister Tweah mentioned that the government should give titles to squatters and the pilot project can be a way of achieving that. It can be recalled that Medici Land Governance was introduced to the LLA following a successful engagement held in Washington DC by Minister Tweah.

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