A Scholar at the University of Cape Coast, Engr. Dr. Ebenezer Nana Gyamera has stepped up efforts aimed at reducing land conflicts in the country.
A book on land acquisition and tenure system dubbed “Ghana Land in Focus” has been launched by him and is aimed at dealing with all the nagging questions on land acquisition in the country.
He explains that not only does the book provide insight into land acquisition process in the country thereby preventing the issues of double sales but the book will also provide ready answers to issues on registration procedures at the lands registry, identification of rightful land surveyors as well as the traditional and Islamic position on land boundaries to guide persons from all walks of life who want to acquire land in Ghana.
Engr. Dr. Gyamera explains that knowledge from the book will indeed help the country avert many of the conflicts brought about by land acquisition and ownership as Ghanaians will be enlightened on land ownership processes so as not to fall victim to negative elements parading as agents and owners including fraudsters operating around the various land registries.
Speaking in an inclusive interview with EIBs Central regional correspondent Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour, after the launch of the book at the University of Cape Coast, the author Engr. Dr. Ebenezer Nana Gyamera indicated that the country will benefit from the land literature as not only does the country have limited literature on land acquisition processes but ultimately the country would be spared the many people who either get maimed or die due to land conflicts.
He added that the citizenry will also be spared the agony of losing their property or other investments to activities of land guards and associated demolition exercises.
He stressed that the land guard syndrome which is an attendant effect of land conflicts and which poses a serious threat to the security of the country could also be averted by applying the relevant knowledge in acquiring land as “Ghana Law in Focus” Book outlines.
He, therefore, called on all Ghanaians especially those in charge of the various libraries to get a copy of the book to equip patrons of such libraries with the basic knowledge in the land acquisition process to avoid unnecessary conflicts.
“The book is also on the Google Play app and can be readily accessed online in getting the relevant knowledge needed to avert the dangers that characterise land acquisition and registration in Ghana” he stated.