Land Authority Receives US$89,000 Survey Equipment from UNDP

Apr 4, 2018

UNDP Country Director Pa Lamin Beyai Officially turns over survey Equipment to Land Authority Vice Chairman J. Adams Manobah

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 Liberia Land Authority (LLA) has created a new Survey Division. The Division is being supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the procurement of modern equipment and appropriate tools to enable efficient delivery of land administration services.

On April 3, 2018, UNDP turned over to the Liberia Land Authority, land survey equipment. The survey equipment constitutes UNDP’s modest yet catalytic support and is at the cost of $89,747.40.

The modern equipment supports the work of the newly trained surveyors, who now have the capacity to use this equipment but 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 the office of the Land Authority in Congo Town, 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.

Dr. Beyai noted that land which forms an integral part of the Government’s Pro-poor Agenda, is a development issue and is useful in many areas including agriculture, recreation, tourism etc.

“Land will play a key role in Liberia’s pro-poor development agenda and the attainment of the SDGs” says UNDP Country Director.

He emphasized the need for other interested partners to provide additional resources to augment support to the Land Authority to improve the administration of land.  

For his part, the Vice Chairman of the Liberia Land Authority 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 the 9th of April.

Support to the establishment and functioning of the Liberia Land Authority is funded by Assessed Contribution.

Contact

For further information, contact:

Augusta Pshorr –Communications Analyst E-mail: augusta.pshorr@undp.orgTel: +231-770-003-819/886-521-425

Lesley wright-Communications Specialist E-mail lesley.wright@unddp.org Tel: +231-0770004103

Sam Zota –National UNV Communications Associate Email: sam.zota@undp.org Tel: +231-886-474-563/770175162

 

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