The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has supported the Liberia Land Authority (LLA’s) newly created Survey Division with the procurement of modern equipment and appropriate tools to enable efficient delivery of land administration services here.
A press release says on 3 April, UNDP turned over to the LLA the land survey equipment which constitutes its modest yet catalytic support and is at the cost of $89,747.40.
A critical function in land administration and management in Liberia is the establishment of a referencing system for land information data, which will provide the base information needed for the National Land Information System (NLIS).
The NLIS is the foundation for the development of a national spatial data infrastructure to effectively manage land administration functions at national, sub-national, regional and local levels and aid in sustainable development planning.
As a first step towards this, the LLA has created a new Survey Division. According to the release, the modern equipment given the Division supports the work of the newly trained surveyors, who until this support, have not had access to same.
This activity is part of UNDP’s support to the LLA under the Liberia Land Administration and Governance Support Project.
At a brief turn over ceremony of the equipment at LLA in Congo Town, suburb of Monrovia, UNDP Country Director Pa Lamin Beyai pledged UNDP’s continued commitment to the LLA to develop a modern land administration system to ensuring effective and transparent administration of land in the Country.
“Land will play a key role in Liberia’s pro-poor development agenda and the attainment of the SDGs” says Mr. Beyai. For his part, LLA Vice Chairman Attorney J. Adams Manobah expressed appreciation to UNDP for the level of support to the LLA. He mentioned that such support is vital to delivery of services in the sector. Training on the use of the equipment will take place on 9 April.–Press release