Web – Based Customary Lands Information System for Customary Lands in Ghana: A case study of Asokore Mampong

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Land is one of man’s most important assets and its value cannot be over emphasized. Majority of land in Ghana are under the customary land classification and as such governed by the customary land law. Ready access to customary land information by its stake, plays an important role in the customary land delivery system In Ghana, most land related litigations and problems are as result of multiple sales of a particular piece of land or buying a piece of land from a false owner, haphazard development, persecution of tenant-farmers, fraud and lack of accountability. These problems bring to bear the need for Customary Land Information System, which will inform Ghanaians in their customary land related decision making. The main objective of this study is to develop a web based customary land information system for the study areas. To achieve the objective of this research, a conceptual model of a web based customary land information system was developed after reviewing customary land related literature. A prototype model of this conceptual model is developed with ArcGIS and MapGuide as the main software. The prototype is a model that makes customary land related information accessible through the World Wide Web on the internet. With the web based application developed, the aim of the customary land secretariat to publicize customary land information is further achieved even to a wider audience as the customary land information is hosted over the World Wide Web.
A Thesis submitted to the Department of Geomatic Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science Geomatic Engineering, College of Engineering.2013