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General News of Friday, 27 September 2019


Land registration in Ghana laborious, expensive – Expert

Professor Seth Opuni Asiama play videoProfessor Seth Opuni Asiama

Professor Seth Opuni Asiama, a lecturer at the Land Economy Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has bemoaned the challenges facing the acquisition of lands in the country.

He stated that the process is expensive and stressful, therefore calling for a review of the country’s land title registration.

The lecturer also noted some concerns facing the Lands Commission indicating how the outfit designated to resolve these challenges has also been saddled with its own problems which needed to be addressed as soon as possible.

Professor Opuni Asiama who spoke at the 5th National Development Forum held in Accra on Tuesday said land laws in the country had failed to address the countless of land registration issues thereby making it the root cause of land management challenges in the country.

“Unfortunately land title registration in Ghana is so laborious and long whining. It takes so much time and is so expensive that people don’t really worry about going to do land registration. It’s all because of the system we have adopted. We started land title registration 33 years ago and yet even in Accra we have not been able to do much”, he stated.

The forum, organised by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) was on the theme “Long-term development perspective on land governance and ownership”.

Also present at the forum were politicians, academics and development partners. The monthly forum focuses on non-partisan discourse on development issues and expectations for the country’s future as the country strives to achieve its “@100” goals.