Local government officials in River Cess are calling on the government and NGOs to create more awareness on the recently passed Land Rights Act.
The Liberian Senate has finally concurred with the House of Representatives to pass the Land Rights Act. If signed into law by President George Weah, the act is expected to strengthen rights over customary land.
Our distinguished lawmakers, considering that the majority of Liberians live in rural areas and rely on the land for livelihood security, we urge you all to move expeditiously and in a manner that protects the principles of land tenure security for all Liberians
Over 70,000 signatures supporting the passage of the Land Rights Act have been presented to the National Legislature by a group of civil society organizations.
In the current Liberian context, a pro-poor form of governance demands stabilizing recurrent expenditure and increasing investment in public capital (goods) and other social services that enhance the productive capacity of the poor.
We are at a critical point in our land reform process and at this stage in the process, it is premature to start suggesting sale of land to all foreigners.
President Weah must fast-track the passage of the Land Rights Act in its current form and use it as a springboard to develop rural Liberia.
Thursday marked the third time the bill was presented in the Senate without passage.