- Lands and Natural Resources Minister has urged the Northern Regional Lands Commission not to sell state owned land to politicians
- He says more land was sold between 2012 and 2016 than in the last 30 years
- He was speaking at the inauguration of the Northern Regional Lands Commission
Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Mr. John Peter Amewu has warned officials of the Lands Commission not to sell state lands to public officials and politicians.
Lands Minister Amewu, speaking at the inauguration of the Northern Regional Lands Commission, expressed distress at the rate at which state owned portions of land were being sold off to public officials and politicians cheaply at the expense of the state.
Addressing gathered guests, the Lands Minister related that if he told them how much government owned land was sold out to individuals six months prior to the 2016 general elections they'd weep for Ghana.
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According to the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, more state owned land was sold out to private individuals between 2012 and 2016 compared to the last 30 years.
“Nana Akufo-Addo as the President of this country will not sit down for government lands to be dished out like “kelewele,” he stated.
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Addressing the newly inaugurated members of the Northern Regional Lands Commission, Hon. Amewu cautioned them from attempting to sell lands for their own benefit, or advocate for land to be sold to their family or friends.
“I enjoin you to avoid the temptation of being influenced by peddlers and chasing for lands for yourselves, family and friends. The recent past should be a clear lesson for us all,” he emphasized.
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