Land tenure and regional investment prospects the case of the tenurial systems of northern Ghana by R. K. Kasanga

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Published by Institute of Land Management and Development, University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana .

Written in English

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  • Ghana.


  • Land tenure -- Ghana.,
  • Investments -- Ghana.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 30-34).

Book details

Statementby Kasim Kasanga.
SeriesLand management and environmental policy series ;, no. 1, v. 1, Sept. 1999, Land management and environmental policy series ;, v. 1, no. 1.
LC ClassificationsHD1022.Z63 K36 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination34 p. ;
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3984377M
LC Control Number2001311935

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