The Liberia Land Authority (LLA) has completed a two-day intensive training on its Administrative and Operational Manuals in Grand Gedeh County.
The training according to a release has empowered the county with the necessary tools and knowledge to streamline operations and improve administrative efficiency, setting a new standard for land administration and governance in the region.
With support of Lantmätarient, the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral, and Land Registration Authority, the LLA completed the training as part of its capacity building for Inclusive Land Administration and Management Project (ILAMP).
The LLA’s approved Operational and Administrative Manuals were made possible through the support of the World Bank’s Liberia Land Administration Project (LLAP). The development of these manuals was a crucial aspect of the project, aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of land administration in the country.
At the close of the training, LLA Chairperson, Atty. J. Adams Manobah extolled the ILAMP team and the Swedish government for their support, thereby assuring that the LLA will continue to work closely with Lantmätariet.
Chairperson Manobah also urged his LLA staff in the five south-eastern counties to maintain close collaboration with local authorities to promote administrative efficiency, and at the same time thanked the World Bank and ILAMP for their invaluable support.
According to him, at the crucial stage in the implementation of laws, the LLA requires ongoing support from its partners; emphasizing that capacity building is a key factor, and due to limited resources, the LLA will continue to seek assistance from its donor partners.
He also highlighted the importance of ensuring that the government’s decentralization agenda is on track, indicating that these efforts will greatly aid the LLA in achieving its goals across the selected counties.
“With the proper equipment, training, and logistics in place, there will be no need for residents of Grand Gedeh, Lofa, Bong, Grand Bassa, and Bomi to travel to the central office for their land-related business,” said Chairman Manobah.
The LLA chairman added that decentralization is a critical component of Liberia’s land sector and with continued support, the LLA can achieve even more, stating, “Let’s also encourage the staff to be proactive, transparent, and hardworking in their efforts.”
ILAMP Project Manager, Christopher Byren on behalf of the ILAMP team expressed his gratitude to the Board of Commissioners and technical staff of the LLA for successfully organizing the orientation workshop for staff in the five south-eastern counties, namely, Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Maryland, Grand Kru, and Sinoe.
Byren stated that the ILAMP project will provide each of the five county offices renovated by the World Bank with the necessary logistics, including motorbikes, solar systems, and other office equipment, to allow staff to efficiently meet the demands of those seeking land services.
He further revealed that the process of acquiring all necessary logistics for the five renovated offices is near completion and distribution to the counties of Bomi, Bong, Grand Gedeh, Lofa, and Grand Bassa will soon begin.
Byren added that the ILAMP project has allocated funding for training staff from these selected counties, and his team is collaborating with the appropriate department at the LLA to initiate the training.
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