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Chieftaincy institutions and land tenure security

Nana Akua Anyidoho

Chieftaincy institutions and land tenure security

challenges, responses, and the potential for reform

by Nana Akua Anyidoho

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Published by Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research, University of Ghana in Legon, Ghana .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementNana Akua Anyidoho, Samuel Tettey Amanquah, Ezekiel Attuquaye Clottey.
SeriesTechnical publication -- no. 77.
ContributionsAmanquah, Samuel Tettey., Clottey, Ezekiel Attuquaye.
The Physical Object
Pagination72 p. :
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23224972M
ISBN 109964750625
LC Control Number2009334151
OCLC/WorldCa320895509

AFRA is a land rights advocacy non-governmental organisation (NGO) working since to support marginalised black rural people, with a focus on farm are working towards an inclusive, gender equitable society where rights are valued, realised and protected, essential services are delivered, and land tenure is secure. Land tenure can be classified as: i. Freehold. The ownership of the freehold land is proved through two types of titles: Common Law Titles, called conveyances, and Registered Titles. Common Law Titles are recorded in the Island Records Office at Spanish Town. Institutions, Politics and Land Administration in the Ga State in Ghana. Speculation in land, wanton land sales, land conflicts and chieftaincy disputes, landlessness, demolition of property and loss of life due to land litigation therefore remain still prevalent in the Ga State. access to land and tenure security remains an acute Author: E.A. Clottey. To Swim with Crocodiles: Land, Violence, and Belonging in South Africa, – offers a fresh perspective on the history of rural politics in South Africa, from the rise of the Zulu kingdom to the civil war at the dawn of democracy in KwaZulu-Natal. The book shows how Africans in the Table Mountain region drew on the cultural inheritance of ukukhonza—a practice of affiliation that binds.

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Chieftaincy institutions and land tenure security by Nana Akua Anyidoho Download PDF EPUB FB2

Chieftaincy institutions, as an important component of traditional land institutions, to effect security of tenure. In vi ew of the foregoing, the study poses the following que stion: To whatAuthor: Nana Akua Anyidoho.

We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow more. chieftaincy institutions, as an important component of traditional land institutions, to effect security of tenure.

In view of the foregoing, the study poses the following question: To what. Although chieftaincy administered land has received several criticisms in previous studies as causing urban blight (Amoateng et al.,Fuseini and Kemp, ), household respondents in Yendi believe that chieftaincy institutions are trustworthy, provide security of tenure, and must continue to be revered (see Table 6).Cited by: 5.

The study examines the strategies that people use to secure their interests in land in a peri-urban Accra customary community. In a contested chieftaincy, customary leaders sell agricultural and virgin land to strangers for residential purposes, causing conflict and altering traditional livelihoods, and the proceeds of the sales do not flow to members of the lineage by: Colonization and the prescription of Western models of leasehold and freehold tenure to promote tenure security, agricultural investment and land markets in the colonial and post-colonial administrations also reduced the influence of some of these communal traditional structures and institutions [2,3,12,13,14].Cited by: The Chieftaincy Institution in Ghana: Causers and Arbitrators of Conflicts in Industrial Jatropha Investments Article (PDF Available) in Sustainability 6(9) September with Reads.

Colonization and the prescription of Western models of leasehold and freehold tenure to promote tenure security, agricultural investment and land markets in the colonial and post-colonial administrations also reduced the influence of some of these communal traditional structures and institutions [2,3,[12][13][14].Author: Kwame Boafo-Arthur.

In an effort to understand customary land management by traditional autho. rities, and the role policymakers, lawmakers, judges and civil servants play. in this process, this book studies practices of land management in peri-urban. Ghana where traditional leadership forms a vibrant part of social life.

multi-donor support, upon a Land Administration Project intended to reform land institutions and develop land policy so as to provide great-er certainty of land rights for ordinary land users and enable greater ef-ficiency and fairness in the land market (Ministry of. In a contested chieftaincy, customary leaders sell agricultural and virgin land to strangers for residential purposes, causing conflict and altering traditional livelihoods, and the proceeds of the sales do not flow to members of the lineage by:   It explores the history and institutions of the tusi system, and discusses the dual quality of the tusi chieftaincy as a Chinese franchise and a non-Chinese polity.

It describes the social structure, village administration and land tenure system of this tusi, the customary institutions of its ruling clan, and the impact of the replacement by Cited by: Residents continue to use chieftaincy institutions and other traditional approaches rather than formal planning agencies because the former is convenient, more effective, and yields rapid decisions.

Further research is needed to explore whether land use planning under chieftaincy institutions leads to positive social and environmental by: 5.

Anyidoho, N. A., Amanquah, S. T., & Clottey, E. () Chieftaincy Institutions and Land Tenure Security: Challenges, Responses and the Potential for Reform Technical Publication. Barry, M., & Danso, E. () Tenure Security, Land Registration and Customary Tenure in a Peri-Urban Accra Community.

of the journal's published Cited by: 4. *Essy Letsoalo is the author of Land Reform in South Africa: A Black Perspective and several papers on land and tenure reform. [i] Chieftaincy is a controversial term referring to pre-settler African governance system.

institutions of developed Western societies, including assigning a prominent role to both predictability and security in fostering investment, while other bodies of law would protect civil and human rights and legal entitlements to various social welfare benefits.

The civil and and the reform of oppressive land tenure regimes, as well File Size: KB. The conflicting conclusions from land tenure studies arise in large part from the variation in how tenure security is defined and measured, whether tenure security is considered at the individual or collective level, and the context of the case studies (Arnot et al.,Lambrecht and Asare, ).Cited by: 7.

The study’s findings identified three dominant traditional institutions of land administration, viz., tendana, chieftaincy and family.

These institutions in turn define three broad categories of tenure regimes, namely, freehold, leasehold and lineage. It further finds that these regimes exhibit a continuum of tenure security that impact Cited by: 5.

Land has played a critical role in Tanzania’s development. Current land tenure frameworks, issues and conflicts in the country have historical roots dating back to the pre-colonial period. The periods of German and British rule were also formative in establishing current land sector rules and challenges, as has been the post-independence period.

This is a system whereby a person pays a certain sum of money for the right of ownership of a piece of land. Advantages of Purchase or Freehold Tenure System.

Land acquired through this means can be used for any means. Land can be used as collateral for loan. Both male and female can acquire land provided the price is paid.

Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K.

Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat. Land tenure security makes societies more stable, with less conflict and more opportunity. Inclusive decision-making and a more secure future IFAD-supported projects help people in rural areas gain legal rights to their land — a key factor in the fight against poverty.

Access to land 16 Tenure security 18 LAND TENURE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN DESIGN OF PROJECTS 23 Environmental issues 23 Gender issues 25 Conflict, migration and resolution processes 27 The inter-relationship between issues 30 5. HOW LAND TENURE CAN BE CONSIDERED IN PROJECT DESIGN 33 Analysis of land tenure 33 Timing of land tenure inputs 35File Size: KB.

LAND TENURE BEFORE Land in the rural areas of the former Bantustans is categorised as unsurveyed, unregistered state land, and “trust land”. The current roots of this classification can be traced to the and Natives Land Acts.

In terms of the Act, occupation of land was based on a ‘permission to occupy’ (PTO) Size: 54KB. Searching for Land Tenure Security in Africa. Date Author Unknown author.

Metadata Show full item record. Abstract. The principal aim of the book is to assess the relative efficiency of indigenous customary land use arrangements and state-imposed individual tenure in promoting agricultural production in Africa.

It is based on eight case Cited by: LAND TENURE AND ADMINISTRATION IN AFRICA: LESSONS OF EXPERIENCE AND EMERGING ISSUES Lorenzo Cotula, Camilla Toulmin and Ced Hesse February Copies of this publication can be obtained from: SMI (Distribution Services) Ltd, P.O.

BoxStevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 4TP Tel: +44Fax: [email protected] by: The causes of ethnic conflicts in the Northern Region of Ghana are varied.

They include competition for chieftaincy positions and litigation over rights of land tenure (Tsikata and Seini 4). Other Scholars have explained inter-ethnic conflicts within the framework of the struggle for autonomy, litigation over land tenure.

The Guidelines promote responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests, with respect to all forms of tenure: public, private, communal, indigenous, customary, and informal.

Their overarching goals are to achieve food security for all and support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national. View Security of Land Tenure Research Papers on for free. Land Security and the Poor in Ghanawith Liz Alden Wily (DFID, Accra, ) and ‘Land tenure and land policy’ in The Fate of the Tree: Planning and Managing the Development of Kumasi, edited by K.

Adarkwa and J. Post (Accra, ). He is currently Head of the Department of Land Economy and Dean of the Faculty of Planning and Land Economy. Chieftaincy is perhaps the only indigenous institution which has been able to stand on its own feet at the onslaught of alien cultures which started to bombard our traditional institutions since our first contact with Europeans and Size: KB.

Land tenure security refers to the right of individuals and groups of people to effective protection by their government against forcible evictions. 2 Tenure refers to the status of individuals or groups in relationship to property.

Tenure can be freehold, leasehold, conditional, collective, and communal. Deepening social conflict over ‘customary’ land in the shadow of land tenure reform in Malawi - Volume 45 Issue 3 - Pauline E.

Peters, Daimon Kambewa institutions, chieftaincy and transition in KwaZulu-Natal Searching for Land Tenure Security in Africa. Washington, DC. Rwanda), a Rwanda-based think tank, to review land tenure policy, laws and institutions in the “Land Tenure Regularization in Rwanda: Good Practices in Land Reform” study.

The historic and contemporary responses emanating from this review have useful lessons for others confronted by similar cultural and economic challenges. Synergies among land institutions and institutional changes impact on land markets and in guaranteeing agro-based employment, capital injection, local economic development and infrastructural improvement.

Increasingly, these institutions have come under pressure and there are concerns about their functional capacities and implications on land by: 6. Land tenure and related Institutions; initiated inwith the aim of improving land administration in the country and improving security of tenure through systematic land titling, establishment of customary land secretariats The Regional Houses of Chiefs, under the Chieftaincy Act, are in charge of dispute resolution.

Tenure rights and access to forests: A training manual for research 9 Tenure refers to the content or substance of rights and to the security of rights.

It refers to rights from different points of view, to overlapping rights (when two or more people have claims to the same resource1) and sometimes to conflict. Understanding. Customary tenure is the main form of land tenure. It is estimated that 80 percent of the land is governed by traditional rulers (22).

The country maintains a plural land tenure system. Rights to land can take the following forms, under the Land Title Registration Law:.

(17) The National Land Policy (NLP) of Ghana, published in June after years of broad consultation, provides a good overview of the nature and scope of the obstacles to land sector development, including indeterminate boundaries, weak land administration, and inadequate land tenure security.

Land tenure under transition: tenure security, land institutions and economic activity in Uganda. It explores the history and institutions of the tusi system, and discusses the dual quality of the tusi chieftaincy as a Chinese franchise and a non-Chinese polity.

It describes the social structure, village administration and land tenure system of this tusi, the customary institutions of its ruling clan, and the impact of the replacement by Cited by: The Upgrading of Land Rights Act (ULTRA) made provision for the transfer of land from the state to tribal authorities and to upgrade (from inferior) communal tenure to freehold tenure (superior).This book captures these patterns in an analysis of structure and variation in rural land tenure regimes.

In most farming areas, state authority is deeply embedded in land regimes, drawing farmers, ethnic insiders and outsiders, lineages, villages and communities into direct and indirect relationships with political authorities at different.