STANDARD PROCEDURES FOR LAND AQUISITIONING IN GHANA
Ghana is blessed with immense dynamics of land forms. In some areas they are flat, hilly and in some places you can span along a wider stretch of folds and faults in an ascending or descending order. Most of the mountainous areas have numerous valleys.
You can get fine areas for industrial, commercial, farming, residential and recreational purposes.
It is therefore very prudent that one gets fore-knowledge at hand before investing in land in Ghana.
Below are four set standards to acquire land in Ghana:
1. Land Inspection: The investor must check the boundary corners of the land in question to verify the full extent of the land and be sure of the feasibility of the project to be used. This must be done by an expert and must be in the presence of the land owners as witnesses.
2. Land Search: This is the most important stage. Here Surveyors go onto the land to pick and demarcate the land parcel. The result is taken to the lands commission of Ghana to verify the true ownership of the. If the name that comes up is the same as your land owners, then you can carry on the process, if not quit or seek a legal advise.
3. Land Documentation: The investor can proceed with the documentations, normally after a quarter or part payment has been done. The land owners then prepare the documents which must include a true and certified copy of Indenture and site plans.
4. Land Title Certification: Actually this can be done simultaneously with the projects inception since the land title certification from the Land title registry of Ghana takes quite some time, about four mouths.
The Republic of Ghana is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered by Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the East and The Gulf of Guinea on south.