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Gov't to demolish unauthorised structures on state encroached lands at Amrahia, Mpehuasem, Borteyman

The Government of Ghana, through the Lands Commission says it will be demolishing all unauthorised structures built on State Encroached Lands at Amrahia, Mpehuasem, Nungua Borteyman).


The move is aimed at recovering and protecting such sites and other state-acquired areas.


In a release signed by the Executive Secretary, Lands Commission, James E. K. Dadson, it said "Following a reconnaissance inspection of sites in Borteyman, Amanhria and Mphehuasem, the joint team of Lands Administrators and Police Officers agreed on the urgency of a more extensive exercise to recover and protect all the encroached portions including demolishing of unauthorised structures"


"The Commission with the assistance of the Ghana Police Service officially starts the exercise on 17th January, 2023 to recover and protect such sites and other state-acquired areas; per section 236 of the Land Act, 2020 (Act 1036),

It is expected the public would offer maximum support to the Commisssion as it undertakes this mandate"


The release further noted that the Lands Commission has received a number of reports with great contestation, of encroachments on state lands within Amrahia, Mpehuasem and Nungua (Borteyman) in Accra by unknown armed men.


It added that the illegality started during the festive season in December, 2022 and continues to occur.


Mr. Dadson stressed that these parcels under threat are parts of Government acquisitions with compensations paid.


"State Lands (Kweiman-Amrahia – Site for Modern Diary Farm) Instrument, 1970 (E.I.47) with approximate area of 1,381.995 acres"


"State Lands – (Accra-Mpehuasem – Site for Accra Training College) Instrument, 2009 (E. I. 16) with approximate area of 111.25 acres"


"State Lands – (Accra-Nungua – Site for Site for Livestock Farm) Instrument, 1940 (Certificate of Title 214/40) with approximate area of 2,570.05 acres"


The release also noted that in all the acquisitions above, on the goodwill of Government, some portions of the sites have been released to the pre-acquisition owners.


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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