The Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands has a new Director of Operations in the person of Mr. Patrick Tawiah Amoah, Chief Stool Lands Officer (CSLO). Mr Amoah’s appointment follows the departure of Mr. Wilson Joe Paku in May 2012 who reached the compulsory retirement age of 60. Mr. Patrick Amoah 51, before his present appointment was the Regional Stool Lands Officer for the Western Region based in Sekondi. He comes with youthfulness, energy and diverse experience.
Brief Profile of Mr. Patrick Tawiah Amoah
Mr. Amoah holds a Bachelors degree in Land Economy from KNUST (1987), a Post Graduate Diploma in Socio Economic Information for Natural Resource Management, from ITC, The Netherlands and an Executive Masters Degree in Public Administration from GIMPA. He has attended a hosted of courses both in Ghana and abroad including The Finance and Accounting for non-Financial Managers from the Management Development and Productivity Institute, Strategic Planning and Chief Executives Course from GIMPA, Alternative Dispute Resolution course at the University of Ghana, Legon, Land Policy and Administration and the world Bank Institute and the Global Development Center, GIMPA. He has also undertaken the short course in Promoting Corporate Governance in the Public Sector by the State Enterprise Commission, in Accra, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution short course at the Judicial Training Institute.
Mr. Patrick Tawiah Amoah joined the then Land Valuation Board (now Land Valuation Division of the Lands Commission) in 1989 and rose through the ranks from Assistant Valuer to Senior Valuer in 1998. He left the Land Valuation Board and joined the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands in July 1998 as a Principal Stool Lands officer and the Regional Stool Lands Officer for the Brong Ahafo region. From November 1998 to August 1999, he had oversight responsibility for the Ashanti Region office of the Administrator of Stool Lands, whilst the substantive officer was away on training. In 2001, Mr. Amoah was transferred to the Western Region as the Regional Stool Lands Officer and in 2002 promoted to Deputy Chief Stool Lands Officer. In 2006, he was further promoted to the rank of Chief Stool Lands Office at the age of 45.
On his vision for the Operations Department, Mr. Patrick Amoah intends to streamline the work processes by introducing innovative ideas. He plans to develop a comprehensive manual for the department, which will among other things catalogue all the issues involved in stool land administration, specifically on legal and customary basis for the payment of farm rent (tribute) to stools, customary tenancies, sources of stool lands revenue etc. He intends to ensure the use of ADR in the resolution of petty land disputes in all the regions.
Mr. Amoah is married with children and loves reading, Music and football.