The Djaaseste of Asere, who doubles as the acting Asere Manste and the Custodian of Nii boiman Stool lands, Nii Amarkai III has reaffirmed the position of Nii Ayi Mensah I as the rightful and recognized Djaasetse of Niiboiman.
In a press Conference addressed by the acting Asere Manste, he stated that Nii Ayi Mensah I is a true descendant of Asere Stool.
According to the Traditional Leader, NiiAyi Mensah’s allegiance is traced to the days of NiiTeikoAnsah and that the Great grandfathers of NiiAyi Mensah I served and worked for long years with NiiTeiko before his demise.
He further mentioned that NiiAyi Mensah hails from the Maastele family and has their family house located at Bubuashie, a suburb of Accra.
NiiAmarkai III explained that, he installed the current Djaasetse of Niiboiman upon consultations with the Queen mother of Niiboiman, NaaKoodae I.
Another reason for his installation according NiiAmarkai III is because of his (ÑiiAyi Mensah I) long landing role as the public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Sports Complex land and the role he played in an Association of which he’s a founding member thus Niiboiman Land Owners Association.
According to NiiAmarkai III, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on the 5th day of June, 2018 between himself and the Land Commission of Ghana.
Details of this MoU according to the traditional Leader, the whole area were acquired by the government to be used for the construction of sports Complex.
In a reaction to recent disturbances in race-coarse, a suburb of Niiboiman and part of the Asere stool lands, the traditional Leader blamed one Alex Lovejoy Armah as the main brain behind the confusion because according to NiiAmarkai III, Mr. Armah has been selling parcels of land in a fraudulent manner with forged documents to innocent individuals.
Some of this parcels of land as well as buildings according to NiiAmarkai, have been sited on spaces earmarked to be used as roads and construction of gutters to pave way for proper drainage systems to help mitigate against the challenges of flooding during heavy downpours.
NiiAmarkai III made reference to a forum organized by himself a fortnight ago in which all the chiefs within the Asere Traditional Area came together to deliberate on how best they could help put an end to the menace of land Litigation. He hinted it was during the above forum when he advised his fellow Chiefs to pay attention to the new Land Act and act accordingly. This he said will give a lasting solution to land Litigations characterized with lands sold out by Traditional Leaders especially in the Greater Accra Metropolis.
The acting AsereManste seized the opportunity to implore the general public to recognize NII Ayi Mensah I as the Djaaseste of Niiboiman.
“NiiAyi Mensah I is the properly installed Djaaseste of Niiboiman and no other person must be acknowledged as such,” NiiAmarkai III stressed.