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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29333
Title:
Compulsory Land Acquisition in Ghana - Policy and Praxis
Authors:
Larbi, Wordsworth Odami; Antwi, Adarkwah; Olomolaiye, Paul
Abstract:
Compulsory land acquisition powers have been used extensively in Ghana since colonial times, as the main means of the state's access to land for development. The underlying principle is supremacy of the state over people and their private property, and is aimed at providing land for public and social amenities, correcting economic and social inefficiencies in private market operations and providing greater equity and social justice in the distribution of land. The paper analyses compulsory acquisition practice in Ghana in the light of these principles. It argues that few of the presumed principles have been met. Rather compulsory land acquisition has resulted in adverse socio-economic consequences including in landlessness, poverty and heightened tension in state-community relationship. The paper advocates for a new legal and institutional environment for employing compulsory acquisition powers.
Citation:
Land Use Policy, 21(2): 115-127
Publisher:
Amsterdam: Elsevier
Journal:
Land Use Policy
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29333
DOI:
10.1016/j.landusepol.2003.09.004
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VB0-4B9555D-2&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=8f562ba1f4c42f01b3e3065682af5ed1
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Co-author Dr. Larbi was seconded as a Visiting Research Fellow from the Ministry of Lands and Forestry in Ghana and co-author Dr. Antwi was subsequently recruited by the DFID and the Government of Ghana to play a leading role in a £3M DFID project examining land holding titles by Ghanaian Chiefs.
ISSN:
02648377
Appears in Collections:
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dc.contributor.authorLarbi, Wordsworth Odami-
dc.contributor.authorAntwi, Adarkwah-
dc.contributor.authorOlomolaiye, Paul-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-02T13:16:18Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-02T13:16:18Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationLand Use Policy, 21(2): 115-127en
dc.identifier.issn02648377-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.landusepol.2003.09.004-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/29333-
dc.descriptionCo-author Dr. Larbi was seconded as a Visiting Research Fellow from the Ministry of Lands and Forestry in Ghana and co-author Dr. Antwi was subsequently recruited by the DFID and the Government of Ghana to play a leading role in a £3M DFID project examining land holding titles by Ghanaian Chiefs.en
dc.description.abstractCompulsory land acquisition powers have been used extensively in Ghana since colonial times, as the main means of the state's access to land for development. The underlying principle is supremacy of the state over people and their private property, and is aimed at providing land for public and social amenities, correcting economic and social inefficiencies in private market operations and providing greater equity and social justice in the distribution of land. The paper analyses compulsory acquisition practice in Ghana in the light of these principles. It argues that few of the presumed principles have been met. Rather compulsory land acquisition has resulted in adverse socio-economic consequences including in landlessness, poverty and heightened tension in state-community relationship. The paper advocates for a new legal and institutional environment for employing compulsory acquisition powers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmsterdam: Elsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VB0-4B9555D-2&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=8f562ba1f4c42f01b3e3065682af5ed1en
dc.subjectLand useen
dc.subjectPublic interesten
dc.subjectPolitical economyen
dc.subjectLand policiesen
dc.subjectLand rightsen
dc.subjectLand tenureen
dc.subjectGhanaen
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africaen
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.subjectEconomic developmenten
dc.subjectGovernment policyen
dc.subjectSocioeconomicsen
dc.subjectCompulsory purchaseen
dc.subjectCompensationen
dc.subjectDivestitureen
dc.subjectProperty rightsen
dc.titleCompulsory Land Acquisition in Ghana - Policy and Praxisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalLand Use Policyen
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