The Chief of Abehenase near Amassaman in the Greater Accra Region, Obrempong Nii Kotey Susubribi Onyaa I, has directed all developers and landlords in the area, to endeavor to come and regularize their documents with the stool or risk having their lease documents terminated under his administration.
The newly installed chief, who had been admitted into the Asere Divisional Stool under the Ga Traditional Council; has directed all land owners and developers to regularize their documents by August 30, 2016, or their documents would be blocked from going through at the Lands Commission and their building permits evoked, as well as prevented from going through at the Amassaman Municipal Assembly.
According to him, he had directed members of his Asafoaste team known in the Ga parlance as war lords to drum to the hearing of all land owners and land lords in the area, to come and negotiate with the stool before the announced date or risk losing their land.
He said, the directives relates to all occupiers on the lands of the stool including the likes of the COCOBOD, National Investment Bank (NIB), Ghana Private Roads Transport Union of the Ghana Trades Union Congress and as well as the management of Ghana Telecommunication Company Limited now Vodafone.
The Chief made this comment in an interaction with the media after he was inducted into the Asere Divisional stool at Kaneshie, a suburb in Accra.
He warned that any land owner or land lord who fails to abide by the directives of the stool would have themselves to blame.
He said all land owners must opt for peace by regularizing their documents with the traditional stool.
He corrected the notion that the stool is out tovictimize certain individuals who were front liners in the administration of his predecessor.
According to him, this is just a mere formality for the stool to identify with the settlers on the lands of the stool.
He gave the assurance that no land owner or prospective land owner would be mistreated as a result of the regularization process by the stool.
He said the government institutions operating on the land of the stool to also endeavor to do so or risk having their leased documents evoked.
He said the defunct Ghana Telecommunication Company acquired lands from the area and now the likes of Vodafone are also laying claims to certain lands in the area.
He maintained the stool has no agreement with the management of Vodafone on paper but agents of the company are laying claims to lands acquired by the defunct government para-status.
He explained that the stool will not relent in its quest to have some of these anomalies corrected in the area.
This, according to him cannot be so because the Commission does not own lands in the area let alone to plot it for it for developers.
He claims he had evidence of lands under in stool being plotted the Lands Commission and published in the national dailies without the consent of the elders of the area.
He gave a clear indication that the stool will go all out to avoid its properties being taken by institutions and individuals that are not recognized by the stool on paper.