The ravages of resettlement: A Ghanaian case study

SAGE Publications
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Social Change, 2015, 45 (2), pp. 234 - 241
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Tensions characterise life in a resettlement community in Ghana, over 40 years after it was formed. Media reports trace the problem to a 30-acre parcel of land. However, interviews with ordinary people and opinion leaders in the community and officials who played key roles in planning the resettlement scheme reveal that the land conflict is only one part of the problem. More structural and institutional problems exist as the key drivers of poverty and unrest in this resettlement town. From this perspective, some mitigating policies are suggested.
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