Residents of Klagon, near Lashibi in Accra are calling on government to come to their aid following the invasion of their lands and properties by military and police personnel.
According to the people, the security personnel after taken over the area, have stopped people from building on their lands while threatening to demolish existing buildings, claiming they were acting on government directives.
Speaking to the media, Leader of the Nungua Youth in the area, Frederick Ashong, said the situation was causing chaos in the area (which is part of the Nungua stool lands) as the lives of residents were being threatened.
“We do not intend to engage the police and military in a fight but only calling for the right things to be done,” he stated.
“Soldiers have taken over the lands and also threatening to demolish our buildings. We are just calling on government to come to our aid as several attempts to reach authorities have proved futile,” he stated.
President Nana Akufo Addo prior to the 2016 elections he said, promised to restore all Nungua Stool lands taken by government but currently the situation has rather worsened.
A resident, Stephen Odai added that “it is not fair to be threatened on their our own lands. Properties are being destroyed and lives of workers are being threatened which is very disturbing. People are being sacked from their properties and need a place of abode. Government must understand the situation and come to aid.”
“The military just came around and asked within a short time to move because there would be a demolition exercise in the area. I have invested in putting this building up and there should be something to be done before we are sacked from the area,”Nii Akwei, another resident disclosed.
He said, whether the lands had been sold to Chinese people or not as gathered, there should be some form of compensation or aid from government before demolishing their properties.
BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE