Scramble for lands: Gov't meets La Traditional Council as military clashes with residents over land

Scramble for lands: Gov't meets La Traditional Council as military clashes with residents over land

- The La Traditional Council has been invited for a meeting with government

- This emergency meeting follows days of clashes with military officers over land

- These clashes have left many, including journalists, injured

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Emergency meetings are ongoing between government and the La Traditional Council over land disputes between some residents and the military.

The Chairman of the East Dadekotopon Development Trust, Nii Obour Fredmann Afful says talks have resumed with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources on the disputed La lands in a bid to find a lasting solution to the tussle between them and the military.

“There has been an unending tussle between traditional authorities, residents and government over ownership of the land. The military yesterday clashed with the residents who staged a protest on the land demanding that Government halts ongoing construction on the land,” he told the media.

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These clashes over land has left the La Dadekotopon very unsafe a place for land purchase and development.

In a related development, an attempt by a group of land guards to scare construction workers at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region has backfired.

These gun-wielding men besieged the construction site demanding workers there to stop work. In fact, police reports from Gomoa Fetteh show that the land guards opened fire at the workers only for them to be met with similar action by the construction workers.

The exchange of gunshots left one of the land guards shot at the neck. The Senya Bereku District Police Commander, ASP Kingsley Asirifi Asante, who briefed Adom News about the clash said the land guards were alleged to have opened fire on the builders.

The injured was shot in his neck area and is currently receiving treatment at the Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital.

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