2 August 2017

Proposed Project Activity

It is in line with the above that GII plans to hold a two (2) day stakeholder’s meeting aimed at strengthening participation and engagement of Traditional Leaders as Champions on Issues of Land and Corruption in Ghana. Adopting the Social Accountability Concept (SAC) which has proven to be an effective tool in promoting GII’s work, ten traditional leaders (majority being women) will be identified to play the role of Land Rights Champions. Their main roles will be championing the cause of community members, pushing for and promoting policy reforms at the traditional and national levels. In addition, strategize for advocacy and set up redress and referral systems for conflict resolution. Furthermore, the activity aims at sensitizing and empowering citizens to understand and uphold their land rights. The activity seeks to build the capacity of traditional authorities and empower citizens in the quest to promote gender equity, thus forging closer ties between the citizens and traditional authorities. GII, under this initiative is therefore proposing the development of a strong and robust anti-corruption governance structure and redress mechanism, focusing especially on the socially excluded in society, in relation to their rights to access land, to have these rights recognized or protected or to seek redress when this rights are violated.


Overall Objective (s)

- Champion the land rights of community members especially the vulnerable;

- Improve and enhance relationship between community members and identified traditional authorities as champions;

- build capacity of traditional authorities in promoting gender equity, land and property rights

- Strengthen conflict resolution issues at the local level;

- Strategize in collaboration with CSO/CBOs for advocacy

- Set up a support system for the vulnerable in communities


Participants/ Stakeholders

The target participants for the above-mentioned activity will include representatives from Lands Commission, LAP, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ministry of Food and Agriculture (WIAD), the Judicial Service, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE), WILDAF Ghana, NETRIGHT Ghana, ABANTU for Development Ghana, ACEP, Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana and reps of Queen Mothers /Paramount Chiefs from Bolgatanga, Northern Region, West Akim, Mankessim, Brong Ahafo, Greater Accra,