Central Region: Traditional Authorities Kick Against Planned Demolition of 5,000 Houses

Traditional authorities of Gomoa Fetteh and Nyanyano in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region are kicking against a declaration by 21st Century Constructions Limited, an estate development company to demolish some 5,000 houses in Millennium City.

According to the traditional councils the estate company lacks locus in demolishing buildings as it does not own the land.

A few days ago CEO of 21st Century Constructions Limited Kofi Asmah threatened to demolish some 5,000 houses in the Millenium City. He announced that he had acquired a demolition order from the Kasoa Ofaakor circuit court.

He later stormed the area and under heavy security marked buildings which according to him are sitting on encroached lands.

Since then, property owners in the area have began to tremble. Persons who occupied lands in the area even before the estate company began operating are also calling out the central regional lands commission since according to them their land titles have been deleted and replaced with that of the 21st Century Constructions Limited and calling on the National Security to launch investigations into the operations of the commission.

However, the Gomoa Nyanyano and Fetteh traditional councils are kicking against the move.

Speaking on the sidelines of the coronation of some 21 sub chiefs, Chief of Gomoa Fetteh Nana Abor Attah II called on the police and other state agencies to prevent the estate developer from carrying out the planned demolition exercise.

According to him, the said court order obtained by the estate company only affects one person who owns just two plots of land and that Kofi Asmah, CEO of the 21st Century Company is only seeking to capitalize on that to ruin people’s investments for his selfish gains.

On their part, traditional leaders of Gomoa Nyanyano have accused Kofi Asmah of extending the original size of land he purchased from the traditional council.

The council says one thousand feet from the main Kasoa to Nyanyano stretch into the estate does not belong to 21st century constructions meaning that the properties marked for demolition do not fall within the lands of the estate company.

The Council says it shall not countenance any demolition in the area and this calling on the police to intervene since demolition the structures will bring chaos to the enclave.

By: Akwasi Addo | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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