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Land administration book
The chapter examines seven cognitive concepts of land as a prelude to determining the relevance of a good land administration system. It features the antecedents to land administration in Ghana. It further appraises the novel land policy and its consequential land administration interventions in the country to enhance the understanding of the status quo. It also examines the linkages between the deliverables of the land administration project and its targets to assess the impact of interventions.
It extends the analysis of the two phases of the project to highlight key land administration reforms which included the merging of four competing public land sector agencies into a new Lands Commission; creation of a Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority to promote effective planning of settlements; establishment of five client services access units as automated platform for land services delivery to replace the predominantly paper-based working environment; and development of the Ghana Enterprise Land Information System to scan and digitise all paper-based records at the Lands Commission and create a platform for the four divisions of the Commission to share data and deliver automated services. The chapter concludes with seven pillars that may be required for future land administration reforms in the country.