Located in Western Africa, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Agriculture is a major driver of the economy, accounting for one-third of GDP, alongside gold and cocoa. Approximately 68% of Ghana’s land is used for agriculture and 15% is used as permanent natural pastures.
As advocates for women’s land rights, isn’t it time we support the establishment of land-rights-specific grievance mechanisms?
The unending, sometimes deadly clashes involving Keta Lagoon indigenes and Seven Seas Salt Company located at Adina, in the Ketu South Municipality, has attracted international attention.
Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the local chapter of Transparency International (TI) is asking the government to speed up the passage of the land bill into law.
The bill, which was first introduced in Parliament in 2018 but was later withdrawn, would be tabled again before the House this year.