Civil Society Coalition on Land (CICOL)
promoting pro-poor land use for development
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The coalition is managed by a steering  committee made up of representatives of members elected at General Assembly, the highest decision making body. The day to day activities of CICOL are administered through the secretariat  headed by the National coordinator. The Secretariat is currently hosted by Rural Environmental Care Association (RECA.


COMMITTEE MEMBERS

RICHMOND ANTWI-BEDIAKO
Chairman


NICHOLAS APOKAREH
Secretary


SII-SII WILSON
Treasure


HON. DORNU LARTEY
Member

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ADVOCACY AND LEGAL ADVISORY CENTRE
(ALAC)
To ensure transparency and accountability and as part of the implementation of the ENACT-FOR-LED Project, it became adequately significant the advocacy against corrupt practices in LSLAs; which therefore as a result, became crucial for the collaboration with Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII). To improve reporting and redress mechanisms within the large land purchases deals and empower citizens for equitable land transactions. This onus called for strengthening of the Advocacy and Legal Advise Center (ALAC), which serves as a free, confidential and professional service center that Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) offers to victims and witnesses of corruption who need support in pursuing their corruption-related grievances in a way to empower citizens to take action against corruption and pursue their cases. It is also expected that, the Traditional Authorities who are the custodian and have the judicial control over lands, acquire full knowledge of the Large Scale Land Acquisition Guidelines. It also became certain that regardless of the fact that, traditional authorities were engaged in drafting of the guideline, only selected individuals at the National; Regional Traditional councils in the regions were engaged in the consultation process. for that reason a total of 16, 781,862  people leaving in the selected region(Population and housing census report, 2010) have no knowledge of the guidelines and therefore are still given  large spate of lands indiscriminately to foreign companies and influential nationals for commercial and industrial exploit at the disadvantage of the communities land rights and food security. The Civil Society Coalition on Land (CICOL) for that reason undertook specific activities to ensure mutual exchange of information and collaboration in tackling the causes of corruption practices in land transactions. The initiative seeks to reduce reckless practices that occur in both customary and nationwide land administration and is expected to ensure optimum benefits for the vulnerable especially women, the disabled and children. This activity report has been prepared to give a general overview of the preparation processes for radio sensitization and the Launch of Advocacy and Legal Advise Center (ALAC), in the Ashanti region, project review meeting and meeting with the selected members on the Energy and Natural resources committee of the National House of Chiefs.


LAND RIGHT CAMPAIGN
THE GHANA LAND
BILL
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

The Land Bill in Ghana is the manifestation of reforms in the land sector that began with the implementation of the 1999 National Land Policy (NLP). Such reforms aim to address longstanding problems embedded in land sector activity and governance in Ghana, summarized in the NLP as follows:
The policy seeks to address some of the fundamental problems associated with land management in the country. These include general indiscipline in the land market characterized by land encroachments, multiple land sales, use of unapproved development schemes, haphazard development, indeterminate boundaries of customary-owned, resulting from lack of reliable maps and plans, compulsory acquisition by government of large tracts of land, which have not been utilised; a weak  and administration system and conflicting land uses, such as, the activities of mining companies, which leave large tracts of land denuded as against farming, which is the mainstay of the rural economy, and the time-consuming land litigation, which have crowded out other cases in our courts.
Since the adoption of the NLP, pressure on agricultural land in Ghana has markedly  increased, particularly in areas of urban and township expansion, and large-scale  commercial farm development. This has caused new stress on both customary and formal land governance systems, and has elevated tensions between different groups of land users in many parts of the country. The Land Bill provides a critical opportunity to the Government of Ghana to address both historic and current challenges and issues in the land sector, with far-reaching repercussions on the nation’s socio-economic development. The specific purpose of the Bill, according to the Lands Commission, is to “revise and consolidate the laws

OBJECTIVE OF THE LAND BILL:

The object of the Bill is to revise and consolidate the laws on land, with the view to harmonizing the laws to ensure sustainable land administration and management, effective land tenure and efficient survey in gand mapping regimes and to provide for related Matters.

OVERALL BASIS FOR THE BILL;
Provisions of the Constitution, Statutory Provisions on Land and Land Administration. Established Judicial Precedents. Established Common Law and Customary Law Provisions, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), International best practices
STRUCTURE OF THE LAND BILL

PART ONE
Interests and Rights in Land


PART TWO
Land Administration and Land Management
◦Customary Land Management
◦Public-survey of Land, valuation
◦Transfer of Interests in Land
◦Land Registration –Title and Deeds
◦Acquisition of Land by the State
PART THREE
offences and Miscellaneous Provisions

CURRENT STATUS OF THE LAND BILL
Laid in Parliament for consideration and passage
Parliamentary Select Committee on Lands and Forestry has reviewed the Bill with key stakeholders
Report of the Committee to be laid before Parliament for detailed consideration by the full House


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# Physical Address
Plot No. 16
Nungua - Ashaiman Road
Community 19 Annex,
Near Shalom Spot Opposite Aragon Center,  
Tema West, Ghana.

# Ghana Post GPS
Code:GT-022-2148
Address: 46 Nii Ankrah Road
Tema, Ghana


# Postal Address
P.O.Box KIA 7128
Kotoka International Airport
Accra, Ghana

# Telephone
+233 303 410382
+233 244 286927
+233 244 6143303
+233 243 372539

# Email
cicol@cicolghana.org
info@cicolghana.org
cicolgh@gmail.com



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