The Elders of the Nungua Stool has decried the defiance displayed allegedly by Orca Deco and Cemonit against a court order to continue to trespass on their land.
They wondered why the laws of the land are been defied in spite of several appeals made to the Ghana Police Service to arrest those who are disobeying the law.
Rather, they claimed that all their appeals have fallen on deaf ear and accused the police of allegedly protecting the two companies to illegally take away the land from the owners.
Addressing a press conference organised by the Nungua Stool at the weekend over their parcel of land developed by Orca Deco along the Spintex road, AsafoatseBulabiKpla III, Secretary to the Nungua Stool, said “We are at a loss how they have shown or demonstrated open scorn, disrespect or disregard to the High Court’s order without any sense of respect or fear. So what happens to the buildings on this land if the High Court truthfully and finally delivers judgment in our favour?”
He said, the Nungua Traditional Council granted land for the construction of the motorway and when it noticed late last year that Orca Deco and Cemonit Ghana Limited were laying claim to their land, the Nungua Stool decided to engage them for resolution.
“Unfortunately, the stool observed that Orca Deco and Cemonit Ghana Limited were not ready to have any civil engagement because they claim that the land belongs to Teshie people. Because we could not make progress with any peaceful engagement with them, the Nungua Stool on March 2, 2021, commenced an action against them at the High Court, Accra in Suit No: LD / 0345 / 2021.
In the said court action, we filed also a Motion on Notice for Interlocutory Injunction restraining Orca Deco and Cemonit from any further dealing in the land until the final determination of the case.”
According to the Nungua Stool, the two companies were served all the court processes, yet they did not stop the works they were doing on the land.
“As if they do not recognise our High Court documents, they turned blind eye on us to continue with their construction work, working day and night under heavy Police protection. And by Tuesday, May 25, 2021, the Honourable Court granted the injunction restraining the Defendants, their land guards, assigns, agents, workmen or any other person claiming title through them from having anything to do with the land.”
He recapped the boundaries of the Nungua Stool saying “Nungua Stool land starts from the Sakumono Lagoon sharing boundary with Tema Community 3 on the East and moves upward across the Accra-Tema Motorway through Lashibi, AdjeiKodjo, Kanewu, Santor, Katamanso and Oyibi in the North.
It then descends along the Accra-Dodowa Road to Pillar TP202 at the Madina Mosque on the West, and Southwards at TP74 at the Riviera Beach Hotel on the South-West. It finally joins the Sakumono lagoon along the Gulf of Guinea (the Accra-Tema road) to the East.”
He said the “Nungua Stool in the exercise of their possessory rights made several grants to individuals, families and corporate bodies some of which were contested and judgments obtained.”
The Stool warned all who intend to encroach Nungua Stool lands to take cue that the Stool will henceforth not allow any such encroacher to steal their lands.
By Times Reporter