LAND ACT, 2020 (ACT 1036)

On 23rd December, 2020, the Land Act, 2020 (Act 1036) (the “Act”) became effective in Ghana.  The Act revises and consolidates previous enactments1 on land into a single law, and is the manifestation of reforms in the land sector that began with the implementation of the 1999 National Land Policy (NLP).

The Act’s stated object is to ensure sustainable land administration and management, and effective and efficient land tenure and it seeks to achieve this by, inter alia, establishing a broad-based framework for registering land rights and interests, a customary land rights framework and enhancing transparency and accountability in land governance institutions.

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