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.
Building on Custom: Land Tenure Policy and Economic Development in Ghana,
Yale Hum. Rts. & Dev. L.J.
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