Community Participation in the Preparation and Implementation of Land Use Plans in Ghana: A Critical Assessment from the Tamale Metropolis

Paul Kitson Baffour Asamoah, Takora Saaka, Nicholas Kombonaah, Eric Appiah Atiemo


Preparation of land use plans to address development challenges of urban centres globally stand the chance of becoming a success if the intended beneficiaries are actively involved in the process from the onset. This study was undertaken primarily to investigate the involvement of residents in Tamale in the preparation of land use plans in the metropolis. The specific objectives were to: examine how residents in the metropolis are engaged in the preparation of land use plans; find out the awareness of residents in the decentralised land use planning system; assess the level of involvement of the community in the preparation of land use plans; examine the benefits that the community stands to gain through their involvement; and to analyse the challenges of community participation in land use plan preparation in the Metropolis. The study employed the case study as its research design and the mixed method, i. e. emphasising both qualitative and quantitative approaches. About 110 households were scientifically selected using simple random sampling technique. The sample size was determined by the.......

Keywords: Land use, plans, planning system, participation, stakeholders.

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/9-9-05

Publication date:September 30th 2019


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