GAR REGSEC & Lands Ministry meets encroachers on CSIR lands

The Greater Accra Security Council under the chairmanship of Hon Henry Quartey On Monday, 27th June 2022 held a meeting with encroachers of the remaining 900acres land belonging to CSIR to deliberate on the way forward in the regularization of their properties.
Present at the meeting were Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Benito Owusu Bio, Chief Director of Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, the Executive Secretary of Lands Commission and Member of Parliament for Adenta, Hon. Mohammed Adamu Ramadan,
Others included the Municipal Chief Executive of Adenta and his management staff, Director, Board chair and management staff of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
Representatives of the properties located on the said land admitted that they indeed had no legal documentation of the said lands and are aware of it’s rightful owners. Again, they indicated that no resident of the area had paid any tax to government through the Assembly pleading for the regularization of the lands.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister Hon. Henry Quartey used the opportunity to thank H.E the President of Ghana, the heads of all the Security and intelligence Agencies, the Media and all other stakeholders whose contributions made the exercise a success.
He indicated that, REGSEC has charged the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to commence an investigation over the involvement of some staff of CSIR over the sales of lands.
Hon. Benito Owusu Bio, Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources in charge of lands also commended the Regional Minister and RESEC and cautioned Ghanaians to desist from the act of building on government lands since there are use for them.
He noted that his Ministry would commence the regularization process adding that anybody who attempts to build on any unoccupied government land would arrested n prosecuted.
In a brief statement, the Member of Parliament for the people of Adenta Constituency, Hon. Mohammed Adamu Ramadan commended Hon. Henry Quartey for taking a bold step to undertake the exercise and also ensuring that over 4000 houses without documentation are considered for regularization.

The Regional Minister disclosed that REGSEC activity on CSIR land has come to an end hence charging Management of CSIR to make efforts in protecting their lands intimating that there would be security presence on the reclaimed lands.
In a closing statement, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey signalled a warning to Ramsar site encroachers to be wary because REGSEC will be there very soon.

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