Osudoku welcomes investment for sugar factory

Mr. Akuffo in a handshake with Nene Animle.

Mr. Akuffo in a handshake with Nene Animle.

The paramount chief of the Osudoku Traditional area, has urged investors who want to partner government’s One district, One factory programme for the area to consult the traditional authorities before engaging in land deal with anyone.

That the paramount chief of the area, Nene Ngmogmowuyaa Kwesi Animle VI, explained would help them not to fall victim to land fraudsters.

According to him, land in the area belongs to clans and families and as such, no single individual had the right to sell land to anyone without the authority of the family or clan heads.

The paramount chief gave this advice when the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Shai Osudoku, in the Greater Accra, Mr Daniel Akuffo paid a courtesy call on members of the traditional council on Friday to officially introduce himself to the council as well as introduce a group of investors who want to establish a sugar factory in the area.

According to Nene Animle, the area had been embroiled in numerous land disputes as a result of investors dealing with the wrong people who do not even own an hectare of land.

“It is to ensure that the right thing is done, that I am appealing to investors who want to do genuine business towards promoting the socio-economic development of the area, to seek the advice of the traditional council before starting their business”.

Nene Animle who attributed the major challenge of development in the area to numerous land and chieftaincy disputes appealed to the DCE to help have such cases settled out of court.

He said “even though you as the DCE is not supposed to meddle in land and chieftaincy disputes, but as a son of the area, nothing stops you from using your influence to advice parties to withdraw these cases for amicable settlement at home”.

The paramount chief appealed to the government to as a matter of urgency rehabilitate the roads in the area as well as government bungalows for better use by the appropriate personnel.

Nene Animle commended the President for responding to their petition by nominating a son of the land and assured of the councils support to assist him succeed.

Mr Akuffo assured the council of his full cooperation to promote the development of the area, stating that plans are far advanced for  work to begin on major rehabilitation of  roads to promote the economic activity of the people.

Mr  Akuffo urged the traditional council to be at the fore front of government’s one district one factory programme in order to ensure that the projects when initiated meet their intended targets.

By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu

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