You are warmly welcome to the Ghana Institute of Planners and are invited to come along with us.
Ghana Institute of Planners is a body of professional Planners in Ghana. We have an admitted membership of over 300. An admitted member must possess a Bachelor of Science in Planning or its equivalent from a recognized tertiary institution. They must also have had a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience and gone through a competitive examination organized by the Examination Board of the Institute. The Institute was registered in 1969 to promote ethical planning both in policy and land use planning.

The Institute is an accredited member of the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) and currently holds the Vice Chairmanship position of CAP. It also has a strong relationship with the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP). At the national level, we are affiliated to the body of the built environment professionals, namely, the Ghana Institution of Engineers, Ghana Institute of Architects and Ghana Institution of Surveyors.

We have advocated for the passage of law to form the Planner’s Council which will soon receive the Executive accent. We have also successfully advocated for the preparation of a Long Term National Development Plan. The Government has since commissioned the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) to prepare a 40-year Plan.

The Ghana Institute of Planners is committed to providing functional Land Use Plans supported by realistic policies towards a vision of ensuring sustainable, resilient, productive and livable towns and cities. We are working towards this through the Town and Country Planning Department which serves as the Secretariat to the Statutory Planning Committees at the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies. At these Committees, building permits are given to qualified applicants to build within well designed land use plans. In the Assemblies, Planners also prepare Medium Term Development Plans in collaboration with the NDPC.

We call on all prospective builders to consult the Town and Country Planning Department within their jurisdiction for clearance before they start any form of construction to help us achieve our mutual goal of building livable towns and cities.

Again, you are welcome to our website.