A long-standing dispute over land that is the focus of mining and forestry interests erupted into violence early Friday morning, leaving two men shot and the village of Jay in Central C Administrative District burned.
The Sinoe chapter of the Liberia Cross Border Women Trade Union has ended a land rights awareness gathering in Greenville intended to create more public awareness on the use of private, public, government, and customary land.
In an attempt to limit and prevent land conflicts, Lofa’s Superintendent William Kamba has commissioned members of a task force aimed at verifying land ownership claims across the county.
An organization focused on land rights issues, Parley Liberia, has collaborated with the Liberia Land Authority in a conference on Customary Land Formalization which involved local leaders from three counties â€“ Bong, Lofa, and Nimba.
Amid conflicts between multiple counties within Liberia over boundary divisions, a cartographer at the Liberia Land Authority is calling for a nationwide ground survey of all boundary lines across the country.
After an intensive three-day dialogue, Sinoe and River Cess have signed a resolution aimed at settling a longstanding border land dispute between the two counties.
The Liberia Land Authority has launched its official website in a bid to fulfill requirements by the Millennium Challenge Corporation to provide accessible information to the public on land rights.
Last year, Liberia scored a milestone achievement by adopting its first, ever Land Rights Act that recognizes community land ownership. At the time, international organizations and rights campaigners, including Welthungerhilfe, welcomed the countryâ€™s achievement, describing the law as one of the continentâ€™s most progressive.