Lands Commission Online Portal in the Pipe Line

The Lands Commission of Ghana is set to introduce a digital platform for submitting, processing, and approving cadastral plans and related services. The Lands Commission Online portal is expected to be operational by the end of the first quarter of this year.

The initiative is a joint effort between the Lands Commission and the Licensed Surveyors Association of Ghana (LISAG). All licensed surveyors will be required to utilize this online portal for interactions with the commission.

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Acting Executive Secretary Benjamin Arthur highlighted that this step is part of broader reforms aimed at enhancing land administration across the country.

“This new process is to ensure that the commission deals only with qualified and certified surveyors and holds them accountable for the services they deliver.

“It is also to introduce more security features on our barcoded cadastral plans and significantly improve the turnaround time for plan approval to one week,” he said.

The acting Executive Secretary stated that the procurement of necessary equipment and logistics for implementing the digital platform initiative had been completed.

Collaboration with NIA to run the Lands Commission Online Portal

He also highlighted a collaboration with the National Identification Authority (NIA) to verify the identities of guarantors and guarantees using the Ghana Card.

He hinted at the possibility of making possessing a Ghana Card mandatory for registration, suggesting a potential policy shift towards stricter identification requirements.

The Lands Commission Online Portal would be the first of its kind and targeted at making the processing of lands faster.

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