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Regional News of Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Source: GNA

Asantehene initiates land documentation project

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has initiated a lease documentation project in Kumasi, as part of efforts to formalize land grants in the traditional area, to ensure land tenure security.

The project also seeks to make land documentation more affordable and less cumbersome for those who have acquired lands in the traditional area.

These were contained in a statement signed by Nana Kwasi Prempeh, Manhyiahene, and Liaison Officer for the project, copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the Asantehene has granted a three-month moratorium to enable all interested persons, groups and institutions wanting to obtain leases on their lands to do so at a highly reduced cost.

It said the project would commence on November 12, and end on February 28, 2013, at the forecourt of the Manhyia Palace from 0900 hours to 1500 hours each working day.

The statement said those concerned should come along with allocation papers, site plan, one passport size picture, identification cards, both original and photocopy.

“In the absence of an allocation note, any document authenticating acquisition of land would be accepted”, it said.