The Chief of Staff of the Nungua Stool Mr. Frank Lewi has issued a statement to caution the Tema Development Corporation (TDC) and the unsuspecting general public over the sale and purchase parcels of the Stool’s landed property which was acquired by the State several years ago.
According to the Chief of Staff, Government of Ghana had acquired the land for a certain purpose which it had abandoned and therefore “we are of the view that if the government refuses to use the land for the purpose for which it acquired it then it automatically reverts to the allodial owners from whom it was acquired” as the Executive Instrument the government used for the acquisition stipulates.
He said, “it’s never the place of TDC to re-demarcate or re-zone that area into service plots and begin to sell to unsuspecting general public. At least we are aware of the fact that Trassacco has been given portions of the Stool lands and yet Nungua has not even received any form of compensation or recognition in that regard.”
Mr. Lewi indicated that “as far as the stool is concern we don’t know any service plot being demarcated and being sold so we are by this publication cautioning those individuals buying or receiving those parcels of land to be very careful because TDC doesn’t have the authority to sell Nungua Stool land to any individual.”
He emphasized again that if the government has no use for the purpose for which it acquired the land it should be returned to the Stool as the Executive Instrument the government used for the acquisition stipulates.
The Chief of Staff further cautioned the TDC to desist from that act because it goes to show disrespect towards the Stool and the Elders of Nungua “when these same officials at the TDC dare not commit such bare face thievery and disrespect in their own home towns and villages where they hail from.”
“However, we know it’s a few unscrupulous staffs at the Corporation who are making matters extremely difficult for the people of Nungua but we trust the Nana Addo’s administration and the new minister to work to resolve some of these bottle necks militating against the Ga State.