- The police force in Ningo-Prampam have decried the presence of unlawful military personnel in the community
- The Assemblyman of the area has called chief of the area to intervene
The Ningo-Prampram District Police Commander has expressed his disdain an unlawfully authorized deployment of military personnel in his area to harass and intimidate the residents of New Ningo over a large piece of land.
Though he did not disclose to the media where the soldiers came from, (DSP) Issah Mohammed Cantona of the Ningo-Prampram District Police Commander, told reporters he personally instructed the military personnel to vacate the land since the people felt threatened by them they however refused to listen.
DSP Cantona later revealed that he asked the developer to stop work on the land until they had appropriately resolved the issue.
Residents of New Ningo have been living in fear due to military presence in the town over the land.
They said that the military personnel had been employed by private developers in order to terrify and the legitimate property owners who are mainly constituents of Ningo, thereby making it impossible for workers to do their job.
The youth in the area told reporter that the private developer was being protected by the military personnel and when they confronted the develop he threatened that he had immense influence so no one could do a thing to him. \
They also revealed that the developer hired bulldozers to knock down buildings and destroy farms on the land in contention.
In lieu of the intimidation in the area, the New Ningo youth gathered at a meeting at New Ningo over the weekend and blamed their Chief, Nene Taye Djangmah IV, for not condemning the actions.
Joseph Kwaku Narh, Assembly Member for New Ningo, told reporters that the muteness of Nene Djangmah IV was not discerning and said plead with the Minister for Defence to call the military personnel out from the land.
Reporters contacted the private developer's supervisor, Felix Doe and he said his boss acquired the land from the late Chief of New Ningo, Nene Gidiglago, years ago described the claim as outrageous. He, furthermore, described all the residents claim as false and Felix Doe then said the developer was not responsible for the demolition of buildings or farms on the land.
The media asked the Chief of New Ningo, Nene Teye Djangmah IV, about the events in the town and he said the deal had been made between the developer and his predecessor, Nene Gidiglago. Nene Djangmah IV told the media that he had tried to bring the youth and the developer to come to a compromise but all efforts proved insignificant.
The Chronicle contacted the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Colonel Aggrey Quarshie, on the military personnel and he said: "I have made some checks, but they all say they have not deployed any soldiers in the area. I will be grateful if the police can arrest those guys, so we can know where they are coming from.”
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