The Abusuapanyi of Apedwa-Agona in the Eastern Region, Abusuapanyi Kwame Obeng , has advised Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Oforipanyin to go back and read history about Akyem Lands and stop his taskforce from persistently attacking the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KOANS Building Solutions, Mr. Kofi Anokye, over his legally acquired lands at Panpaso, Kyekyewere and other areas from the Nana Mankata Family.
Addressing a press conference in Accra last Tuesday, the Abusuapanyi educated the Okyehene that his role as a chief was to bring development but not to form a taskforce to be attacking People who have charged themselves to assist in developing Okyeman.
“The Apedwa stool legally sold the Pampamso and Kyekyewere lands to KOANS Building Solutions, and they are therefore the legitimate owners and we want to advise Okyehene to stop his Taskforce from attacking the KOANS Company” he stated.
The Panpaso and Kyekewere lands, Abusuapanyi Kwame said was sold out by the then Akyem Apedwa Chief and litigated the land with the Mankata Family and lost to the Panpaso people by a ruling by the Supreme Court of the Gold Coast, adding that in that case ghe Okyehene was not a party to the suit either was there any evidence that Okyehene contributed in any way to Akyem Apedwa, in and for the suit.
According to him, the transaction between Akyem -Apedwa and the Nana Mankata Family on the land at Panpaso was long before 1915 where in the wisdom of Nana Ofori Atta, he called for a unification of all Akyem Abuakwa lands that had not been covered by any sales or court judgements.
“Akyem Apedwa had its own lands acquired through acts of war against the Akwamus in 1709 with the fighting force alliance made up of the Asakyiri Clan who lived at Krobo and the Denkyira Agona. So Akyem Apedwa had its own lands through acts of war before joining forces with the then Okyehene, Nana Oware Agyekum III to form a greater alliance in 1710 at Panem against any external aggression” the Abusuapanyi hinted.
He indicated that the Okyehene lacks the capacity to enter onto any piece or parcel of land directly belonging to Akyem Apedwa and the Mankata Family without their express consent.
Abusuapnyi Kwame Obeng also advised one Mr. Asiedu Bekoe, Akwanserehene of Ofori Panin Fie to apologise publicly to the people of Akyem Apedwa for recently describing them as Slaves before they express their anger on him as an individual.
The Abusuapnayi declared their readiness to challenge in court any assertion by the Okyehene or the Abuakwa Traditional Council or Ofori Panin Fie if they continue to developed interest in the lands at Akyem Apedwa and Panpaso.
By Alex Boye