Ga West Assembly protects schools against encroachment

Nana Kwame Agyeman

Nana Kwame Agyeman

The Ga West Municipal Assembly has intensified efforts to protect school lands against encroachment by developers.

As part of the measures, the Assembly has declared its commitment to ensure that building permits are not granted to structures found to have been built on lands reserved for schools and other social facilities.

Nana Kwame Agyeman, Ga West Municipal Physical Planning Officer, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Amasaman last Tuesday,  said the effort to protect school lands and facilities, falls in line with the Assembly’s renewed commitment to fight encroachment on public lands, as well as halt developments on approved locations such as waterways.

He said because of the importance of schools in providing quality education for the development of children in the area, the Assembly was determined to protect the schools against encroachment, since such illegal buildings could hinder the future plans for building more classroom blocks.

“Such illegal practices will make planning difficult if allowed to continue,” he said, adding that sand winning activities on and around school lands, remain prohibited.

Nana Agyeman called for effective collaboration from the teachers, chiefs and people of the area to ward off encroachers from school lands, waterways and lands reserved for public facilities.

In addition, he urged schools to take interest in planting trees to conserve the environment for the benefit of all.

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