The visit began on October 31, 2022, and ended on November 4, 2022. During the team visit, several technical discussions surrounding the progress of the World Bank-supported LLAP project were held with both the BoC and relevant technical staff of the LLA.
At the end of the team visit, LLA Chairman Hon. Atty. J. Adams Manobah, Sr., expressed thanks and appreciation to the World Bank team for their visit. Chairman Manobah further stated that land is vital to the economic growth of any society hence the support of the Bank to LLA cannot be overstated.
He said land business is everyone's business thus if it (land) is not given the needed attention it might serve as a recipe for conflict which could hamper the numerous support and investment of donors in the sector. He called on all to continue to work with the LLA to ensure that the best is provided for the Liberian people, particularly those within rural Liberia.
"We are not there yet. This is not even an event but a process. But again, we are committed to getting there. Digitally we are yet to get there. The work here rests on the shoulds of all LLA staff. I am happy we are working together as a team to deliver the best for the Liberian people."
Chairman Manobah further said the LLA family remains grateful to all for the support. He said with the level of public consultation and awareness across the country, including key activities implemented, hence the latest scorecard of the MCC shows that the management and staff of the LLA are committed to the Liberian people. He said he's optimistic if the needed support is given, more will be achieved in the coming years.
For his part, Linus Pott thanked the LLA Chairman for his commitment and work thus far and as well thanked and appreciated the entire LLA family for the level of work done. He said the LLA grade on the MCC scorecard indicates significant progress made by the LLA.
However, the team further acknowledge that Liberia's land sector is key to the developmental drive of Liberia, hence there is a need to focus greatly on this area.
However, the LLA boss Chairman Manobah presented the deliverables of the LLAP to the team.
The Liberia Land Authority (LLA) was established in 2016. The Land Rights Law was passed in 2018.
Reported By: Emmanuel Chedeh Davis - Communication and Outreach Officer