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Apr 20, 2011

Publication on land, customary laws launched

Naa Prof. J.S. Nabila, Wulugu-Naba and President of the National House of Chiefs, has launched the Ascertainment and Codification of Customary Law Project (ACLP), a publication on the pilot phase of the project on customary, family and land laws.


The project, which is a joint research undertaken by the National House of Chiefs in collaboration with the Law Reform Commission and with support from the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), seeks to ascertain and codify land and family customary laws in various traditional areas of the country in fulfillment of Article 272 (b) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.

 Naa Prof. J.S. Nabila, launching the publication in Accra, said the publication was a step towards addressing the lack of certainty in customary laws, which contributes to family and land disputes in Ghana and commended agencies including the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), Land Administration Project (LAP), VNDP and Attorney-General’s Department, for supporting the project.

 He stated that resolutions will be provided for chieftaincy disputes and management of stool lands which constitute the most crucial resource in the country.

 Mr. Justice Brobbey, Supreme Court Judge, Mr. Justice Gbadagbe, High Court Judge and member of the ACLP Joint Steering Committee, Barima Offe Akwasi, Okogyeasuo II, Kokofuhene and Chairman of the ACLP Research Committee were present at the launch of the publication.

Source: ISD