Views: 305 Ishmael A. Junourgh, Accra, June 11, 2020, wed, 7:00 am The Youth of the Nugua Traditional Area is asking the president to return t...
Ishmael A. Junourgh, Accra, June 11, 2020, wed, 7:00 am
The Youth of the Nugua Traditional Area is asking the president to return their land to them.
The call follows an allegation by the assistant leader of the group, Frederick Okley Ashong that for weeks now some soldiers from the Southern Command have been brutalising people in the vicinity indiscriminately.
He said the government had taken over the land, many years ago from the traditional authorities for animal husbandry project, but the intended purpose never came to pass, instead, a larger portion had been sold to individuals and groups by unsuspected people.
Mr Ashong mentioned, for example, that already portions of the land have been sold to golf city, Regimanuel, Emefa Estate, Azumah Estate, Vivian Farm, Funeral Home, and MF Estate.
“What is left is what we want to take for our children, now we are fed up in Nugua here, we have no land anywhere again and here to the soldiers are beating us.”
He said the native youth having realised the land was not been used for the agreed purpose yet it was near finished, and the fact that they also need places to settle as natives particularly due to population explosion decided to acquire plots of the land to build their houses only for some soldiers from the Southern Command to be unleashed on them by unsuspected individuals.
Meanwhile according to Mr Ashong, Nana Akuffo-Ado then a presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on his campaign tour to Nugua had promised to return the land to them because the government was not using it for the intended purpose when voted into power.
But now, the NPP has been in power for four years, and they have not heard anything yet from the president on the promise he made to them.
To this point, the Assistant leader of the group made a passionate appeal to the president as a matter of urgency to return their land them and to stop military brutality on them since they know the president to be peace-loving and just.
A victim who only gave her name as Abena claimed to have a plot of land in the area and alleged that her workers have been beaten severely by the soldiers. She said that they had heard the government had sold the land to some Chinse and Bn that with the impact of COVID-19 on families, the government should rather be protecting its citizens, not to be unleashing soldiers on them.