Chairman of the newly inaugurated Customary Land Secretariat for the Bole Traditional Area Chief Kiyigbontowura Abutu Ewura Mahama has implored the people of people of Bole to follow the right processes of acquiring land within the Bole Traditional Area to avoid land litigations.
Chief Kiyigbontowura stated this on Yagbon Radio morning show “Tea cup” on Monday, January 25, 2021 as he explains the processes of acquiring a litigation free land in the Bole Traditional Area.
Kiyigbontowura explained that there are three committees that are in charge of land issues in Bole namely Bolewura’s Committee, the Customary Land Secretariat and the Board.
He explained that to acquire a land”, one has to first contact Bolewura’s committee where you will show the number of plots you want to acquire of which documents vetted and signed by Bolewura by the secretary of the committee would be issued”.
The land owner now moves to the office of the Customary Land Secretariat to meet the District Co-ordinator of the Secretariat where a field officer with Physical Planning Department will revisit the land issued by Bolewura’s committee to verified if there are no issues with that land.
The land is now issued with a site plan with the secretariat documentations and the land then becomes your property, he told morning show host Abdul Fatawu.
Kiyigbontowura explain that in a situation where there are land disputes, there is a fourteen(14) member committee that sits to make recommendations for Bolewura in settling those land dispute made up of the Bole District Assembly, Customary Land Secretariat, Physical planning among others.
The Chairman was also quick to add that you cannot acquire plots of land and leave for future use, you are expected to develop it within six months after acquisition.
The Bole Traditional Council has inaugurated a a new Committee of the Customary Land Secretariat in January 2021 to take over from the old board to steer the affairs of land issues in the Bole Traditional Area.