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House Concurs With Senate On Land Act
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Senator Gbehzongar Finley, and Speaker Alex Tyler

 

 

 

House Concurs With Senate On Land Act

By Hilary Vasco Wiagbe

MONROVIA, July 22 (LINA) -At long last, the House of Representatives has concurred with the Liberian Senate to pass an “Act Against Criminal Conveyance of Land” in the country.

It can be recalled that the Liberian Senate passed the Act and sent it to the House of Representatives for concurrence on September 6, 2012, and Plenary referred it to the Joint Committee on Internal Affairs, Lands and Natural Resources, Environment and Energy and Judiciary for scrutiny and recommendation with the mandate to report in January, 2013.

But, according to the Liberia News Agency, since then, the instrument has been languishing in the Joint Committee room.

LINA reports that members of the Lower House unanimously made the concurrence Tuesday, July 22, after the Joint Committee, Chaired by Representative Ballah Zayzay, submitted its report.

In the report, the Joint Committee stated that given the crucial nature of the issue, it conducted a public hearing on June 25, 2014, inviting several institutions, including the Land Commission, Ministry of Justice, Traditional Council of Liberia, Gongloe & Associates and the United Nations Mission in Liberia, to solicit their inputs.

The Committee told Plenary that when passed into law the Act will promote peace, stability, harmony, unity and national reconciliation as well as economic growth and development.

According to the Committee’s report, the passage of the Act into law will also serve as a deterrent to would- be unscrupulous land sellers and surveyors in the country.

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