Madina Residents Go Wild Over REDCO Fence


The Chiefs and people of Madina, under the La- Nkwantanang Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region on Monday August 18, 2016, went berserk and destroyed some wooden fences, being put up by agents of the dead Montenero Dadade, the Italian owner of the defunct REDCO Company Limited on the authority of the Assembly.

Speaking after the demolition of the wooden fences on the over nine hundred acres of land, Nii Ashie Kotei, the Mankralo of the La-Nkwantanang Traditional Council , accused the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Franklin Anku, of deliberately issuing the permit for the construction on the land, when he knew the land is under litigation.

He said, the Council has secured writ and is looking for the agents of the dead man, who the Council is litigating with to serve, but to no avail.

He added that it came as a surprise, when news came to them that the Assembly has granted working permit to the dead man.
He contended that they would not sit for the MCE to collude with a foreigner to take away what rightfully belongs to them and that they will fight with their last blood to resist them.

When The Herald, rung the MCE, Mr Franklin Anku to respond to the allegations leveled against him, he said he cannot be held responsible for the issuance of the permit.

He said, it was the Planning Committee made of the Environment Protection Agency that issued the permit, upon the request of the Assembly.
He continued that it was REDCO officials that requested for the permit to fence the area, when the Assembly approached the company to assist
the Assembly by offering a portion of its land for the construction of the Assembly office.

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