The Acting Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission Dr. Wilfred K. Anim-Odame has unveiled a New Corporate logo and a Friday Wear for the Lands Commission.The new logo and Friday Wear, Dr. Anim-Odame explained is to give the new Lands Commission a new corporate identity.
Addressing a staff durbar in Accra in December 2013, the Acting Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission, Dr. Anim-Odame also disclosed that a significant number of the files and documents that got burnt in a fire outbreak at the Commission last year, have been restored and that efforts were being intensified to reinstate as many as possible documents.
The burnt building Dr. Anim-Odame said, was to be rebuilt into a three storey building with a basement for storage of files and that the procurement processes were being undertaken to engage a consultant to design and supervise construction works in 2014.
Dr. Anim-Odame also announced that Parliament had considered a request from the Commission to retain 40 per cent of its Internally Generated Funds (IGF) and 6 per cent of Stamp Duty for developmental and administrative needs.
In view of that, Dr. Anim-Odame said Parliament has directed the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources and the Minister of Finance to develop a motion for its approval.
On capacity building and training, Dr. Anim-Odame indicated that the Commission has sponsored 37 staff in various categories to further their education.
To streamline the Commission’s human resource needs, the Acting Executive Secretary said Management has developed and approved a training policy for implementation and approved Conditions of Service for consideration by the Public Services Commission.
Dr. Anim-Odame said the Commission had also completed its promotional interviews and assured staff that promotional letters would be issued to qualified staff in the first quarter of 2014.
The logo, which is circular in shape, symbolizes the integration of the four institutions (former Land Title Registry, Survey Department, Valuation Board and old Lands Commission). It also depicts land, water bodies, vegetation and buildings, which forms the core base of the Commission’s activities.
Prominently at the background of the logo is a survey equipment probably to show that the Surveyors are the first to get onto the land before all others in the Commission.
There are four stars on the logo also representing the four Divisions of the Commission, namely: Public and Vested Land Management Division, Survey and Mapping Division, Land Registration Division, and Land Valuation Division.
Dr. Anim-Odame also called on all staff to put their shoulders to the wheel in order to build a very vibrant and sound resourced-based Lands Commission.