Ghana Lands in Focus


by Engr. E. A Gyamera (PhD)



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 29/12/2022

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781543772166
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781543772173

About the Book

Land can be defined as that solid surface (dry land) of the Earth which is not covered by a body of water. It has a fundamental separation from water on the planet. Land is the most powerful asset in the world due to its high demand rate in all aspect of development. Ghana, having a total land size of 238, 539 square kilometres is rich in land and natural resources. The country’s political and material strength and sustainable development is therefore built on such asset. This book seeks to address the bottlenecks in acquiring right to land in Ghana and provide solution for the way forward. Equity of land, land ownership, land right and the tenure system in Ghana has been explained. The various processes involved in acquiring a parcel of land (from purchase to title/deed registration) have been elaborated. Where and how to get a land free from encumbrances for all sort of socio-economic development has also been established. Introductions to the cadaster system, deed and title registration in Ghana have been reviewed. The land enterprise in Ghana has a lot of challenges as a result of rapid urbanization, high demand-driven in the land market and weak institutional framework. These challenges have been reviewed in this book with recommended solutions. In this book you will find biblical quotes as well as Islamic position on land. I therefore recommend that you grab a copy for your family.

About the Author

Gyamera Ankomah Ebenezer is a Geomatic Engineer, Geological Engineer, a Mining Surveyor and a Project Manager by profession with over twenty (20) year of experience in the field of Land Use administration and Geosciences. He is a Land Surveyor consultant, a Lecturer (Land Use and Spatial Planning) at the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana-W/A and an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) Tarkwa, Ghana-W/A. He is also a founding partner and Executive Director of Gyam Group of Companies. He holds PhD (Geomatic Engineering) and MSc (Geological Engineering) from the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, Ghana- West Africa. His research interest includes Participatory Geographic Information System (PGIS), Land conflict resolution, Land Use Administration and Management. Surv. Engr. Dr. Gyamera is a Chartered Project Manager, a Fellow at American Academy of Project Management (FAAPM), a Professional Member of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Ghana, a Professional Member of Ghana Institution of Surveyors (MGhIS), and a Member of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) UCC.