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30-Jun-2016  
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Chief of Abehenase, a fast growing community in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, Oblempong Nii Kotey Susubiribi Onyaa I, and his elders have accused Lands Commission of selling lands that have been bequeathed to them by the forefathers.

In an interview with Today, Oblempong Nii Onyaa I, who spoke in an angry tone, called on President John Dramani Mahama, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor, and Ga Traditional Council to swiftly call officials of Lands Commission to order so as to avert any possible bloodbath in the area.

The livid chief consequently gave a three week-ultimatum to the Lands Commission to return all parcels of land that it was alleged to have stolen and sold to churches, schools, state institutions, organisations, companies and individuals.

That order, according to the Ga chief, was as a result of the failure of the IGP to respond to the series of requests the chief and elders of Abehenase community had made with regard to the illegal selling of their ancestral lands by some top officials of the Commission without recourse to the laws of the land.

Mincing no words, Oblempong Nii Kotey Onyaa I attributed the insecurity in the area to the illegal sale of lands by the Lands Commission.

“Are the Lands Commission, Town and Country Planning owners of allodia lands in the Greater Accra Region?,” Oblempong Nii Onyaa I asked?

He further asked: “Is it the duty of the Commission to sell lands or help in the valuation and demarcation of lands in the region”?

The newly installed chief dressed in the Asere war-like regalia under the Ga paramount stool indicated that there was no household in the Ga State called “Lands Commission” and that he was surprised that the state institution was selling their lands.

“How can an institution that does not own lands sell lands?” he asked.
 
 
 
Source: Today Newspaper
 
 

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