The project is an outcome of a US$7 Million grant by the Sweden International Development Cooperation Agency for the capacity building of land administrator and management in Liberia. The program, which runs up 2023, is jointly implemented by the LLA Lantmateriet-the Sweden Mapping, Cadaster and Land Registration Authority.
Speaking during the launch of the program, the Executive Director of LLA, Mr. Stantely Toe, disclosed that the process started since the establishment of the LLA in 2009.
According to him, the program is aimed at advocating and coordinating reform of land policy laws and programs needed for land management. He said Liberian professional assisted by national and international consultants, the former land commission developed a set of land policies and guidelines including the National Land Right Policy and Draft Alternative Land Dispute Resolution Policy which helped the LLA to make great impact in the country.
“This project coincides with the on-going implementation of other donor funded land projects with capacity building and training components, such as USAID /LGSA project that is currently training young Liberians in geomantic at the World Bank supported institute in Tubmanburg, Bomi County,” added Stanley.
For her part, the Sweden Ambassador accredited to Liberia vowed her country’s assistance to the LLA in a bid to making it more vibrant.
Madam Ingrid Wetteqvist noted that the project is a “win-win” situation, stressing that both countries can learn from each other and benefit from this cooperation project.
“We have been working together before the passage of the land right law by the Government of Liberia, and this is in the best interest of the Liberian people,” she added.