Shai Osudoku chiefs advised against multiple sale of lands

Ms Gloria Akuffo, speaking at the durbur. With her include Mr Daniel Akuffo (right) DCE  of Shai Osudoku

Ms Gloria Akuffo, speaking at the durbur.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Shai Osudoku District in the Greater Accra Region, Mr Daniel Akuffo, has advised chiefs, elders and land owners against multiple sale of land to unsuspecting clients, without regard to the future generation.

He said indiscriminate sale of land has resulted in the engagement of land guards, posing a threat to security in the area.

Mr Akuffo gave the advice at the annual Aadegbor festival of the chiefs and people of Osuwem, in Shai Osudoku, on Saturday.

According to the DCE, the national capital Accra was choked with development projects, and people were heading to the Shai-Osudoku for land, resulting in increased land guard activities.

Mr Akuffo reminded the public that the engagement of land guards for the protection of property was against the law, and cautioned that the security agencies would arrest offenders.

He also warned land owners to desist from ‘quick’ release of land for meagre sums of money, which could affect the development of the area.

The DCE urged the people to take charge of government’s Planting for Food and Jobs programme and help boost agricultural production across the country.

He said 2,143 farmers had registered and participated in the programme, and urged the youth to consider agriculture as a business.

 

Mr Akuffo indicated that, work has begun on the construction of a warehouse at Manya Jorkpanya under the One District One Warehouse, to ensure the storage of agricultural produce during bumper harvest.

He said discussions have also been concluded with the Kpong Irrigation Scheme to supply water for all year round farming in the area.

Mr Akuffo appealed to people to take advantage of the Free Senior High School policy and the Double Track system, and enrol their children in school.

The DCE said the District Security Council (DISEC) has directed the establishment of police posts, to curb criminal activities, and warned that any criminal caught would be dealt with.

He commended the people of Osuwem and Asuatuare for massively taking part in the recent sanitation exercise, city in Accra.

The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Ms Gloria Akuffo, tasked the DCE to take steps to resolve the numerous chieftaincy disputes in the traditional councils.

She stated that government would distribute resources equitably in other to bridge the gap between the poor and rich.

Ms Akuffo assured that contractors would soon move to site to begin the reconstruction of some roads in the area.

The Paramount Chief of the Osudoku Traditional Area, Nene Aadegbor Ngmongmowuyaa Kwesi Animle VI, urged the government to fast-track the construction of major roads to give the area a face lift.

By Lawrence Vomafa Akpalu

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