The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Yilo Krobo, Hon. Eric Tetteh has allegedly assumed the duty of a landguard and causing serious tension in Somanya and its surrounding communities.
The MCE, who has employed the services of landguards is believed to be harassing people on their landed properties in the area.
This development has created chaos and panic within Somanya where residents say, the conduct of the MCE and his land grads are life threatening.
The MCE, Eric Tetteh on Sunday stormed a parcel of land belonging to the Okpe Banahene family of Somanya in the company of armed landguards.
The MCE and his group, according to information, stormed the said parcel of land when members of the family (owners of the said land) were constructing fence wall round their land.
The MCE, who went onto the land unannounced was allegedly there to stop workers on the land for reasons best known to himself.
Interestingly, his visit to the land on Sunday nearly led to a clash which was contained by members of the family, since they are convinced, the MCE has no locus over the land.
As if that was not enough, the MCE Eric Tetteh again stormed the same land yesterday, Monday, May 16, 2022, this time in the company of armed Military men.
The armed Military men who accompanied the MCE to the land were using a Military vehicle with Registration No. 44 GA 41, stormed the land in a Rambo style as if they were on a battle field.
The unarmed members of the Okpe Banahene family who were working on their land were taken by fears as to the reason why the MCE will be acting in such manner.
Checks however have revealed, that the MCE is alleged to have engaged the services of the landguards and the Military just for them to assist him to take over the said land from the owners.
Speaking to some residents of Somanya who have expressed great concerns over the current developments in Somanya as far as lands are concerned, said the MCE has turned himself into a ‘Chief Land Cartel President’ in Somanya who has left his political position and responsibility to chase lands in the area.
The MCE is also alleged to be assisting people to illegally register lands which do not belong to them at the expense of the poor owners.
The development according to residents and party supporters is making the MCE and the government unpopular in the area hence the danger of the government losing the trust of the people in the coming elections.
Some residents said, urgent steps must be taken to call the MCE to order whilst majority are calling for his removal as the 2024 elections is near.
“Look, his continuous stay in that position is a threat to our breaking the 8 agenda. He must go. We don’t believe the President appointed him to that position to be chasing people away from their lands. He has surrounded himself with landguards who are doing his biddings for him, this is creating serious tension in the area. We are appealing to the President to sack him now,” angry residents said.
Meanwhile, attempts to contact the MCE for his response proved futile.