The Liberia Land Authority (LLA) through the Department of Land Use and Management, with support from the Inclusive Land Administration and Management Project (ILAMP) implemented by Lantmateriet, on March 28 and 29 conducts a two-day regional training workshop in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County under the Theme: Capacity Building at the National, Regional and Local levels.
The training title “Advancing Sustainable Urbanism and Rural Development through Land Use Planning and Management” brings together stakeholders from various sector involved in urban and rural planning activities including: City Mayors, Superintendents, members of Customary Land Development and Management Committees (CLDMCs), members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), officials of Liberia Land Authority County Land Offices as well as technicians of the LLA Land Use and Management Department.
The workshop is intended to educate participants on four (4) legal instruments that were developed by the LLA which include:
A) The National Land Use and Management Policy,
B) Urban Zoning of (land uses) regulations,
C) The Participatory Land Use Planning Guidelines, and
D) The Framework for Rural Land Use regulations.
The above-mentioned instruments will be used to regulate the location and uses of land, the nature and the extent of the uses of land in accordance with a comprehensive plan for the purpose of promoting health, safety, sustainability and general wellbeing of the citizens of the Republic of Liberia.
In attendance at the training workshop were Hon. Wilfred D. Myres who represented the office of the Honorable Mayor of the City of Buchana, Grand Bassa and Mr. Sam F. Kpakio, Director of Land Use and Management of the LLA who gives special remarks.
Lastly, the LLA Commissioner for Land Use and Management Department, Hon. Ellen O. Pratt did the overview of the training followed by training presentations.