Leave me out of land grabbing scandal - Fmr Chief justice hits lands minister

Leave me out of land grabbing scandal - Fmr Chief justice hits lands minister

- Former Chief Justice has debunked claims of grabbing state lands

- Lands minister has named over 400 past government officials who have grabbed state lands

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Immediate past chief justice of Ghana, Georgina Wood has come out to clear her reputation following revelations of the grabbing of state lands by government officials.

Leave me out of land grabbing scandal - Fmr Chief justice hits lands minister

Leave me out of land grabbing scandal - Fmr Chief justice hits lands minister

READ ALSO: Rawlings, Kufuor roar against claims of grabbing state lands

According to a report carried out by Joy News, “over 416 individuals, mostly previous government officials, as well as public institutions were allocated state lands between 2009 and 2016”.

But in an emergency letter to Joy FM (the media house which published this report), Georgina Wood argues that she never accepted nor applied for state lands during her tenure as Chief Justice.

According to Georgina Wood, she "never applied for or been allocated any property on or around the date stated".

In the same light, former presidents Jerry Rawlings and John Kufuor have come out to debunk claims of also owning state lands.

According to the office of the former president John Kufuor - Frank Agyepong revealed that the state land distributed to John Kufuor was in fulfillment of his ex-gratia.

From the front of the office of the former president, Jerry Rawlings, spokesperson for Mr. Rawlings, Kobina Andoh Amoakwa refuted the report describing it is an old recycled story.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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