Madam Efua Brown Eyeson, a Legal Practitioner, has cautioned members of the public against building on lands that belonged to a part or an entire family.
“If a family member tells you, you don’t need to waste money to buy another land, when you can build on this family land which is barren currently.
“Please when you accept the offer, make sure the person documents officially that he or she in the name of the family is presenting the land to you as a gift to secure the land for you.
“If not, the land acquired as well as the property your deceased husband has built on it, would be given to the family as the rightful owners according to the law,” she said.
Madam Eyeson gave the advice when together with other experts, they schooled market women who were trained as paralegals by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP).
She enlightened them on the introduction of the ‘Land Act’ 2020, which forbids the sale or substitution of family property by a spouse without the consent or approval of the other spouse.