Joseph Blocher


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 brief overview of

Ghana's customary and statutory land law. The Note concludes with

specific policy suggestions about how Ghana could better draw on the

strength of its customary land sector.