Dr. Pius Basoah Asumadu, the Regional Lands Officer of the Western Regional Lands Commission, has emphasized the importance of ensuring that land documentation is properly registered, stating that an indenture deed alone is not a complete document.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Dr. Asumadu expressed concern over the common misconception that an indenture, also known as a Deed, alone confers complete ownership rights.
He stressed that it is essential for all parties involved in land matters to follow up on the issuance of an indenture with the proper registration and documentation with the Lands Commission to ensure legal clarity and avoid complications in the event of litigation or any unforeseen circumstances.
Additionally, Dr. Asumadu cautioned against the engagement of middlemen for land transactions at the Commission.
He cited numerous instances in which clients had fallen victim to fraudulent agents and non-professionals who promised expedited services.
He strongly advised landowners to personally visit the Commission's Client Service Access Unit (CSAU) for inquiries and genuine transactions, highlighting the potential risks associated with middlemen.
To rectify the situation, he encouraged landowners holding quadruplicate booklets to promptly pursue proper registration with the Lands Commission to safeguard their ownership rights and protect against future disputes.
This important reminder underscores the significance of complete and legally sound documentation in land transactions and serves as a warning against potentially harmful practices in land dealings.