The former Minister for Lands, Forestry and Mines interacting with members of National House of Chiefs on Land matters.
Land ownership in Ghana is based on absolute "allodial" or permanent title from which all other lesser title to, interest in or right over land derive. Normally, the "allodial" title is vested in a stool, skin, clan, family and in some cases, individuals. The traditional arrangement for making land available and accessible for land users in Ghana consists largely of the exercise of rights under "allodial" title and the rights as limited by the allodial title.
The Government seeks to give expression to its agenda of property owning democracy through the creation of Land Information Banks. It is the view of government that through this scheme, the frustrations and delays that prospective investors go through in accessing land for their ventures will eventually be reduced and subsequently eliminated.
Against this background, it became obvious that, potential lands for investment for all types of land use - Agriculture, Estate Developments, Industrial, Commercial and other uses should be sourced, packaged and made readily available for strategic investors and developers. The Ministry of Lands, Forestry and Mines, in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture,the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment set up a Committee to identify Potential Lands for Investments.
It is hoped that this document will serve as an information gateway to accessible and available lands for investors and other stakeholders.
HON. PROF. DOMINIC KWAKU FOBIH (MP)
EX- MINISTER FOR LANDS, FORESTRY AND MINES