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General News of Sunday, 26 May 2019


Osu chief wants Akufo-Addo intervention in land dispute with Achimota School

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Nii Okwei Dowuona IV President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Nii Okwei Dowuona IV

The Paramount Chief of the Osu Traditional Council, Nii Okwei Dowuona IV, has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to intervene in a land dispute with Achimota School.

According to Nii Dowuona IV, judgement has been delivered on the land and Osu have been declared rightful owners.

He said the famed school is, however, laying claim to the parcel, pointing at the traditional authority as encroachers.

As a result, military officers have been deployed to guard what was previously a greenbelt.

Nii Dowuona, who is also the President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, made the appeal on Friday, May 24, when he paid a courtesy call on the President at the Jubilee House.

“Honestly speaking, Mr President, we have rulings on that,” he told President Akufo-Addo.

He indicated that all the traditional rites have been performed ever since the court delivered ruling.

“We have gone a long way trying to demarcate the place and then issue it out to families in the community.

“Currently, military force are on the land and we are not able to get onto the land.”

He, therefore, appealed to the president “that you try and intervene and get this issue sorted for us”.

The president, on his part, assured the traditional authority that he will look into it and get it resolved.

President Akufo-Addo was unhappy with the presence of the military, saying rule of law must reign.

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