Ministry Of Lands And Natural Resources

The government, through the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, has advised individuals and investors interested in acquiring lands in the Voltaian Basin to contact the Lands Commission for guidance and assistance.

“Any individual, private or public establishment, be it local or foreign, intending to acquire land in the subject area for any developmental land-use activity is required to contact the Lands Commission Secretariat in the region where the land is situated or Head Office of the Lands Commission in Accra,” it said in a statement.

The statement, issued by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, said the Voltaian Basin had been set aside specifically for in-depth exploration and the management of various natural resources.

This would, however, be conducted within the basin’s enclave to reduce the adverse impact on the environment.

The Voltaian Basin is a lop-sided inland basin covering about 40 percent of Ghana’s continental landmass.

The areas include: Kete Krachie, Prang, Yabraso, Buipe, Kananto, Larabanga, Tamale, Yendi, Tibagona, Nasia, Coast of Keta, Kwahu in the Eastern Region, through to Atebubu in the Bono East Begion.

“The directive has become necessary as a result of alleged increase in land acquisition in the basin by both local and foreign investors,” the statement said.

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