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Customary and statutory land tenure, and land policy in Ghana

Customary and statutory land tenure, and land policy in Ghana

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Published by Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research, University of Ghana, Legon in Legon, Ghana .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- Ghana.,
  • Customary law -- Ghana.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [118]-125).

    StatementLennox Agbosu ... [et al.].
    SeriesTechnical publication -- no. 70
    ContributionsAgbosu, Lennox., University of Ghana. Institute of Statistical, Social, and Economic Research.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKRX659 .C87 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 125 p. ;
    Number of Pages125
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18533426M
    ISBN 109964750579
    LC Control Number2007542049

    Over 80 percent of all arable land in sub-Saharan Africa is currently held under some form of ‘customary’ or non-statutory tenure, but the politics of communal rights can differ profoundly from the politics of user rights, and have different implications for the possibility (and possible forms) of local and national-level democracy. Land tenure in much of Africa is usually portrayed as either customary/traditional, or state/statutory. Customary land tenure is characterised by its largely unwritten nature, is based on local practices and norms, and is flexible, negotiable and location specific. Its principles stem from rights established through first clearance of land, or con-.

      This Note addresses the intersection of customary and statutory land law in the land tenure policy of Ghana. It argues that improving the current land tenure policy demands integration of customary land law and customary authorities into the statutory system. LAND TENURE AND GENDER: No single land policy or strategy can address land tenure problems for women in rural areas. Policy reforms and any other interventions must be tailored to the physical, social, and economic by customary and statutory land rights. Customary land rights evolve from presence on the land. A group.

    Customary land delivery activities are marked by abuse of power; land grabbing, conflicts, evictions, tenure insecurity and lack of accountability of stewardship. Since customary tenure institutions are at the entry point of both customary and statutory land-delivery processes, it is appropriate to extend good governance assessment in Land. Customary land is land which is owned by indigenous communities and administered in accordance with their customs, as opposed to statutory tenure usually introduced during the colonial periods. Common ownership is one form of customary land ownership.. Since the late 20th century, statutory recognition and protection of indigenous and community land rights continues to be a major challenge.


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Customary and statutory land tenure, and land policy in Ghana Download PDF EPUB FB2

There customary land tenure system, which is as I earlier mentioned the common land policy in Ghana managing well over 80% of land has frustrated investment opportunities. An investor has to go through the cumbersome procedure in Land acquisition and even so remains subject to land acquisition.

Customary authorities, such as tribal leaders, similarly act within and outside their own customary laws, for instance, by negotiating with state and prospective land buyers when the land Author: Rachel Teaman. Customary land tenure practices in Ghana: Examining the relationship with land-use planning delivery Article (PDF Available) in International Development Planning Review 35(1).

Private ownership of land can be acquired by way of a grant, sale, gift or marriage. Public lands are lands that are vested in the president for public use (24).

Customary tenure is the main form of land tenure. It is estimated that 80 percent of the land is governed by traditional rulers (22).

The country maintains a plural land tenure system. Customary authorities, such as tribal leaders, similarly act within and outside their own customary laws, for instance, by negotiating with state and prospective land buyers when the land is held in public trust, (re)leasing publicly acquired lands to private developers, and engaging in double dipping within Ghana's deregulated land market—leasing the same land parcel to multiple developers.

1. Introduction. Notwithstanding the African Union (AU)’s Framework and Guidance on Land Policy in Africa that advocates a leading role for customary tenure in land governance, an almost irreversible process that can possibly be best described as ‘neo-liberalisation of customary tenure’ has been quietly working its way across much of sub-Saharan Africa.

Customary tenure is a set of rules and norms that govern community allocation, use, access, and transfer of land and other natural resources. The term “customary tenure” invokes the idea of “traditional” rights to land and other natural resources: “the tenure usually associated with indigenous communities and administered in accordance with their customs, as opposed to statutory.

State land: Officially 6% of land. Private use. Managed centrally by Commissioner of Lands. Held under statutory tenure (leasehold title) However: Conversion from customary to state land possible - basically, formalization of title (Lands Act ) Lack of updated data on ratio of customary and state land When customary land converted, «no.

The first approach suggests that, Ghana’s land tenure system is historic and rooted in concepts of Indigenous culture and institutions, spirituality and communal/social solidarity (Busia, ).

The second approach sees customary land tenure as very dynamic and evolving. As population density increases and land becomes scarce, new tenure.

Africa (AGRA)s1 Ghana Land Policy Action Node (Node).2 The Node is implementing a three-year Land Tenure and Security Improvement Project (LATSIP) for the primary purpose of improving land tenure security for small holder farmers, particularly women, in Ghana.

Customary Land Tenure in the Modern World Rights to Resources in Crisis: Reviewing the Fate of. Customary Tenure in Africa - Brief #1 of 5. This is the first in a series of briefs about modern African land tenure that provides up-to-date.

analysis on the status of customary land rights in Sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the series is to. Title: Customary and Statutory Land Tenure, and Land Policy in Ghana Issue 70 of Technical publication, Social and Economic Research Institute of Statistical (University of Ghana, Legon) Volume 70 of Technical publication: ISSER - Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research.

General framework of land access and tenure security in Ghana 8 Customary land tenure and access to land 8 Compulsory acquisition and access to land 10 Concrete modality of the intervention carried out: measures and mechanisms 11 Statutory land tenure arrangements and security of tenure Customary and Statutory Land Tenure and Land Policy in Ghana.

Login. UGSpace Home → Research Articles → College of Humanities. Integrating decentralised land administration systems with traditional land governance institutions in Ghana: Policy and praxis with customary and with statutory land tenure.

The. In Africa, a large portion of arable land is in tenure by small-scale farmers – often women. Vast areas of savannah and semi-desert land are in tenure by pastoralists and indigenous communities. Each land deal – whether transparent or opaque – deprives customary land users of two of their most relevant resources: water and land.

This Note addresses the intersection of customary and statutory land law in the land tenure policy of Ghana. It argues that improving the current land tenure policy demands integration of customary land law and customary authorities into the statutory system. After describing why and how customary property practices are central to the economic viability of any property system, the Note gives a.

Customary land has cultural, religious and economic values and its proper management and administration is crucial to the government and the individuals as a whole, most especially in countries like Ghana where about 80% of land is customary land vested into stools, skins, families and individual group of peoples.

In Ghana, local land governance structures that determine and control land use decision-making are chiefs (in the centralised traditional political authority of southern Ghana and parts of northern region of Ghana), families, clans and tendamba 1 in the case of Upper West (see Fig.

1) and East Regions and some individuals across the ary land holdings in Ghana exemplify this. It argues that improving the current land tenure policy demands integration of customary land law and customary authorities into the statutory system. After describing why and how customary property practices are central to the economic viability of any property system, the Note gives a brief overview of Ghana's customary and statutory land law.

Customary Land Tenure and Its Implications for Land Disputes in Ghana: Cases from Wa, Wechau And Lambussie Dominic Tuobesaane Paaga Department of African and General Studies University for Development Studies P.

O. BoxWa, Ghana Abstract Land disputes remain a major hindrance to land use and tenure security in most parts of Ghana. Often the.Barry, M., & Danso, E. K. () Tenure Security, Land Registration and Customary Tenure in a Peri-Urban Accra Community.

Land Use Policy, 39(1), Benneh, G., Kasanga, R. K., & Amoyaw, D. () Women’s access to agricultural land in the household: A case study of three selected districts in Ghana FADEP Technical Series No.

8.Ghana, as many African countries, maintains a plural system of land tenure, comprising mainly of the customary land tenure systems and the formal land administration systems, which often overlap and contradict each other.

Article 11 of the Constitution firmly enshrines legal pluralism within Ghana.