Government To Return Ga Dangbe Lands In March
The Lands Commission is expected to start the release of unutilized Ga Lands acquired by the State, to their rightful owners by the end of March 2011. There is growing discontent among the Ga Damgbe Youth over the supposed release of some seventy-seven plots of land to their rightful owners. Out of the seventy-seven plots that were supposed to have been earmarked for return to owners in areas like Madina and Adenta in Accra, the Ga Damgbe Youth Association say only eleven have been shown to them with the whereabouts of the remaining sixty-six plots still unknown. They are therefore up in arms against President Mills and his administration for reneging on its promise But Government has assured the Ga Damgbe Youth that it is committed to returning all unused lands. Deputy Information Minister James Agyenim Boateng told Citi News that Lands Commission is working around the clock to ensure that the process is successful. "The point is that lands are very valuable so the Lands Commission is working to ensure that it thoroughly investigates the ownerships to make sure that the lands do not fall into wrong hands because in some cases there are competing claims. Indeed by the end of March, the Lands Commission plans to hand over many parcels of these lands to their rightful owners” he said. However the Ga Damgbe Youth Association says Government does not appear to be giving heed to its exact demands. Spokesperson for the Association, Nii Yemo, told Citi News the Association wants Government to stop people from developing plots of lands in areas such as Cantonments, and also present to them documents for the eleven plots that have been returned to them.