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Ghana Association of Student Planners mark 60th Anniversary, set to hold seminar on Land Act 2020 today, July 8

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The Ghana Association of Students Planners (GASP) is set to hold a seminar on Thursday, July 8 as part of activities to celebrate its 60th anniversary. The seminar will take place at the college of science auditorium at 1 pm prompt.

The organizers, GASP-KNUST, is the leading student body of the Ghana Institute of Planners (GIP).

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The seminar is being organised to afford student planners and other stakeholders the opportunity to be abreast with the latest developments and trends in the fight against land administration and acquisition menace in Ghana in line with the new Land Act 2020.

The seminar will host some 10 esteem practitioners in the field of planning and legal practice under the theme: “The relevance of the new land Act 1036 to professional planning practice.”

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The Land Act 1036
The Land Act is a consolidation of reforms made so far in Ghana’s land sector following the implementation of the National Land Policy (NLP) in 1999.

It is believed the new Land Act will address long-standing challenges and problems embedded in the sector as it would better define land management and acquisition.
Speaking to on some of the benefits of the seminar, the president of the Association, Mr. Benjamin Amoah said the new Act comes with reforms which student planners ought to know, so they can be guided in their planning discourses and practice.

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He believes the seminar will arm students ahead of their professional practice when they are out of school.

Panel Members
Leading speakers will include Hon. Akwesi Konadu, MP Manhyia North, former Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Kwesi K. Adarkwa and the Ghana Institute of Planners President, PLN. Mohammed Alhassan, together with other experts in the personalities of:

• Mr. Isaac Christophe, Legal Practitioner
• Mr. Edward T. Larnyoh, Land Officer, Asantehene Land Secretariat
• Mr. Kofi B. Preprah, Legal Practioner
• Dr. Benjamin Doe, Planning Lecturer, KNUST
• Mr. Lovelance H. Brown, Valuer, Asantehene Lands Secretariat
• Alhaji Daud S. Mahama, Executive Secretary at the Lands Commission

These expects will help provide clarity on some of the issues which had been a source of doubt in the interpretation of land legislation, the introduction of new concepts, such as the Customary Land Secretariat, and the electronic conveyancing mechanisms.

Activity-Line-up for the Anniversary
Other activities to mark the anniversary rep your jersey on July 13, Indoor games on July 10, women in heels on July 15, Movie night with popcorn and under a broad theme, ’’Assessing the changing role of the Planner in the post pandemic era.’’


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