Okyehene asked to intervene in land dispute that led to battering of two soldiers
The Ga-Dangme Youth Association has called on Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, to address the land despite which resulted in two soldiers being severely assaulted.
President of the group, Nii Ayaafio Tetteh I, is appealing to the Paramount Chief of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area as the group registered their “displeasure over the recent development that has brought about clashes between indigenes of Dome Faase and Akyem Apedwa”.
Two traditional factions have been engaged in disputes over the land at Faase, a community near Kasoa in the Ga South Municipality.
Nii Ayaafio Tetteh I said on the back of promises by President Nana Akufo-Addo to address land disputes, it does not augur well for chieftains from the Presidents native land of Akyem to be fighting of Ga people over lands occupied by Gas for centuries.
“What we find difficult to understand is that land acquired by our fore-fathers for the past 200 years used for farming, residence etc has suddenly changed ownership,” Nii Ayaafio Tetteh I lamented to theghanareport.com.
This follows a petition addressed to the Okyehene which was copied to the Jubilee House, Office of the First Lady, Office of the Defence Minister and President of Da-Dangme Europe, among others.
“We appreciate you in high esteem” as the Okyehene remains the “only paramountcy given an annex palace in Accra”, the group noted as they suggested a court resolution if the status quo remained.
Nii Ayaafio Tetteh I further condemned the assault on two military officers serving guard duties who were caught up in the melee.
He also criticized the deployment of hundreds of soldiers consequently, leading to the fleeing of residents from the town for several days over fears of reprisal from the soldiers.
Military officers, however, left the town after a 48-hour takeover after their men were brutally assaulted by civilians.
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