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The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has the overall responsibility for implementation of the long term 15-25 ye reforms in the Land Sector. LAP-2 is current and second phase of the Project intended to implement the key Policy actions recommended in the Ghana Land Policy of 1999 to address critical issues militating against effective and efficient Land Administration in the country

Ghana as a developing country relies primarily on Agriculture, Forestry and Mining for its economic sustenance. Heavily dependent on land, these three key sources form about 70% of the country's GDP.

The first phase of the reforms under LAP-1 implemented from 2003 to 2010, laid  the foundation by reviewing the statutes on Land  carrying out institutional reforms  and  undertaking pilots on a number of initiatives such as Customary Boundary Demarcation, establishment of Customary Lands  Secretariats, Digitizing Land Records  Establishment of Land Courts, Systematic Title Registration, among others.

This Second Phase (LAP-2), aims consolidate the gains made under Phase 1  by deepening the reforms, enabling the land Sector Agencies to be more responsive clients, cutting down the cost and time of doing  business and providing an enabling environment to reflect the objective of  an efficient and transparent service delivery.

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Background Information

In 1999, the Government of Ghana launched the National Land Policy. The Policy outlined long term land administration reform processes with the aim of stimulating economic development, reduce poverty and promote social stability. The Land Administration Project (LAP-1) was initiated in 2003 to implement the Policy. LAP-1 laid the foundation for sustainable decentralized land administration system that is fair, efficient, cost effective and ensures land tenure security. LAP-1 ended in 2011 and LAP-2 commenced in the same year.

Contact us

National Project Co-ordinator Land Administration Project (LAP) Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources 
P. O. Box MB 212 
Accra, Ghana

  • Tel: 233 – 0302 – 0302 - 676139/667308
  • Fax: 233 –  0302 – 666801

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Project Beneficiaries

  • Landowners and Traditional Authorities;
  • Small- scale Farmers including women;
  • Tenant Farmers, including women;
  • Leaseholders, including women;
  • Land Sector Agencies;
  • Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies;
  • Judiciary (District, Circuit and High Courts) and the Ghana
  • Bar Association;
  • Estate Developers and Service Provider e.g Electricity, Water, Fire Service and Telecommunications,