Haatso Chief Commends Ga East MCE For Pulling Down Illegal Structures Of Hassan Ayariga & Co

The Chief of Haatso, Nii Amarh Sogbla IV, the allodia of Haatso lands, has commended the Ga East Municipal Chief Executive, Hon Janet Tulasi Mensah, for the demolition carried out on some parts of the Haatso lands acquired by government for the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission.

The illegal structures including that of Hassan Ayariga started springing up despite continuous warnings from the Chief of Haatso, the Ga East Assembly and the Ghana Police as well as the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC).

The Chief and people of Haatso are appealing to the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, the Local Government Minister, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Minister of Environment Science and Technology, and all other government agencies to support the Ga East MCE in her bid to recover the government lands that have been encroached on.

The Chief of Haatso being the allodia of Haatso lands states categorically that the said portion of Haatso land was acquired by the government in 1971 via Executive Instrument (E.I) 75 of 1973 the said land became a property of the state from 1973 to date.

In view of this, the Haatso Chiefs (both past and present) have refrained from selling any portion of the said land.

The current Haatso Chief, Nii Amarh Sogbla IV, reiterates that they have not sold any part of the said state land to any person or organization.

Hassan Ayariga has always been aware that the said area belonged to the government for GAEC and that before he even started constructing his walls he was warned by the Haatso Chief to stop his construction but he disregarded all warnings.

The case was reported at the Regional Headquarters of the Ghana Police and Hassan Ayariga was asked to halt all construction activities on the land when he started digging the foundation for his wall but he once again disregarded the instructions from the Police.

The Chief then petitioned Lands Commission who in turn wrote a letter to the Regional Police Commander and copied the Ga East MCE and Director of GAEC to ward off all encroachers on the Haatso portion of the government acquisition.

Hassan Ayariga and his workers were arrested as a result and sent to the Regional Headquarters.

He came to the site with a military man dressed in military uniform with the name tag “NUVOR” and attempted to stop the Police from sending the workers to the station but couldn’t succeed.

He was warned by the Regional Commander to halt all construction activities until investigations are completed but went back on site the following day.