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.
A documentary on land issues in Liberia, titled â€œThe Land Beneath Our Feet,â€ is expected to be launched locally over the next couple of days.