Henry Quartey (2nd from right), Minister for the Interior, addressing the meeting. With him is Titus Glover (middle), Greater Accra Regional Minister designate, Maxwell Adu-Nsafoa (right), Technical Director of Lands, Ministry of Lands and natural Resources and Head of Operations, Lands Commission. Picture: ERNEST KODZI
Henry Quartey (2nd from right), Minister for the Interior, addressing the meeting. With him is Titus Glover (middle), Greater Accra Regional Minister designate, Maxwell Adu-Nsafoa (right), Technical Director of Lands, Ministry of Lands and natural Resources and Head of Operations, Lands Commission. Picture: ERNEST KODZI

REGSEC lifts ban on disputed lands at Borteyman

The Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has lifted the security ban restricting access to lands under dispute at the Borteyman enclave and its adjoining lands. 

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The move now allows the land and property owners within the enclave to freely access their property.

The lands were declared a security zone in February last year after the REGSEC picked up intelligence about looming clashes between the feuding factions - Top Kings Enterprise Limited and Empire Builders Limited over the said lands.

The judgment on the disputed land covering some 465 acres, which was under litigation, was given in favour of the Nungua Stool making the Stool the allodial owner of the land.

Demarcation

Subsequently, the owners of the land requested access to the area to enable the Stool to properly demarcate the areas covered by the Composite Plan to determine which portion of the land belonged to a particular faction.

The REGSEC, therefore, directed the Lands Commission to instruct its Survey and Mapping Division to undertake the demarcation.

It further instructed them to report back with a composite plan earmarking and demarcating the 465 acres, 62 acres and 114 acres as referred to in the Supreme Court judgment.

The Nungua Stool fulfilled all financial obligations to allow the division to carry out the demarcation exercise.

Presentation

At a brief meeting in Accra last Tuesday, the Survey and Mapping Division of the Lands Commission presented an official report of a Composite Plan of the demarcation to REGSEC.

The Technical Director of Lands, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, who is also the Head of Operations at the Lands Commission, Maxwell Adu-Nsafoa, made the official presentation at the meeting.

A copy of the plan has also been submitted to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources.

The meeting aimed to bring finality to the Borteyman issues.

Borteyman lands

Speaking at the meeting, the Minister for the Interior, Henry Quartey, urged the parties to uphold tenancy to the Nungua Stool.

“The grantors are now allowed to deal with their clients to enjoy their parcels of land,” he said.

He, however, cautioned against landguard activities and mentioned the existence of the Vigilante Act.

He also stressed the closure of the matter and said all dispute matters on the lands should not be brought before REGSEC again.

Mr Quartey advised any party with a problem to make an official complaint to the Ghana Police Service for assistance.

He thanked all stakeholders for their support for the successful demarcation and for ensuring peace in the area.

He also charged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives, who were at the meeting, to ensure proper collection of property rates and the necessary building permit from developers and property owners on the lands. 

Acceptance

The Oblantai Mantse of the Nungua Traditional Area, Nii Bortey Okplen Djalesane II, who represented the Nungua Stool at the meeting, accepted the report submitted and said they would move with it.

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“Today, we have seen the composite plan and gone to the site with the surveyors and we are okay with what has happened.

 On behalf of the Stool, we want to say thank you,” he said.

He agreed to send any complaints to the police in the event of violence, land guard activities or vandalism for assistance.

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