Story: Samuel Nana Effah Obeng
A land use lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Engineer Surveyor Dr. Ebenezer Ankomah Gyamera has criticized Lands Commission for failing to supervise land management related issues in Ghana.
According to him, the Commission has failed to regulate license surveyors in Ghana, a practice which has resulted in unplanned communities, flooding among others.
Speaking in an interview on the Atlantic Wave on ATL FM in Cape Coast, Dr. Gyamera further indicated that owing to the limited number of registered surveyors in the country as compared to the number of surveying services needed, some clients were easily deceived into securing the services of unlicensed surveyors which poses lots of threat to the clients, their projects, the public and the country at large.
The Lands Commission according to the geological engineer has the capacity to regulate license surveyors and their standards of practice. They also have the capacity to identify low lands, high lands, muddy lands, and valleys hence their ability to ensure that there is zero or minimal challenges when it comes to the management of the scarce commodity.
Dr. Gyamera charged all stakeholders to ensure that Ghanaians protect Ghanaian lands for the present and the unborn.