Tuesday, 27 February

Senya Breku chiefs besiege 100-acre land in dispute, resist handing over to army

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Senya Traditional Council, opposing this move, besieged the land to obstruct the official handover ceremony, threatening unrest if the land is transferred to the military

Residencts and chiefs of Senya Bereku in the Central Region have clashed with Ghana Armed Forces military officers over a longstanding land dispute with the Gomoa Fetteh Traditional Council. 

The dispute revolves around a hundred acres of land that the Gomoa Fetteh Traditional Council intends to allocate to the military. 

Senya Traditional Council, opposing this move, besieged the land to obstruct the official handover ceremony, threatening unrest if the land is transferred to the military. 

Nai Kwaku Kormittey, the Acting Chief of Senya Bereku, emphasised their resistance to any attempt to cede their land to the military. 

He urged President Nana Akufo-Addo to intervene, citing concerns about encroachment on their land by the military.

He told journalists: "The Fetteh people approached us and we spoke to them about the said piece of land. We informed our lawyers about the move for advice but before we realised, the military had entered the piece of land working. We heard that they were coming here to perform an official ceremony to hand over the land to their officer, so, we besieged the land".

'We want to tell the President of the state to look into the matter. An estate developer gave them a piece of land close to our land but they have sold it and now trying to encroach our land. We won’t agree”, the chief insisted.

 

Source: classfmonline.com