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Regional News Mon, 6 Nov 2017

Tension looms in Techiman North over land as security committee issues directives

Tension is looming in the Techiman North District of the Brong Ahafo Region as two chiefs are both laying claim to the a parcel of land located between Tano River and the Light Industrial area.

The Techiman North District Security Council (DISEC) has upon series of discussions with Nana Baffour Asare II, Tuobodomhene and Nana Afena Nketiah II, Twafohene of Techiman traditional council agreed to declare the disputed land as a security zone to pave way for a peaceful resolution between the two chiefs.

According to the District Police Commander who speaks for DISEC, Supt. George Yeboah Afari it is a sad development and the only way to resolve the impasse is the intervention of the committee

“It is very sad to note that there were some disturbances at the disputed land area recently.

DISEC called for an emergency meeting with the two parties on Friday 10th October, 2017 at the Hon District Chief Executive’s office to prevent any unforeseen disturbances.

At the said meeting, the two parties agreed with DISEC to resolve the issue amicably per the following guidelines”, he revealed

Find below the processes adopted by DISEC to resolve the matter as contained in a release

That a new committee should be constituted to resolve the disputed area for the two parties.

That both parties should be committed to the work of the committee for peace and development of the district.

That the parties should be prepared to submit photocopies of their respective land documents to the committee upon request.

All sales and developers at the disputed land area be stopped until the final report of the committee.

That accusations and counter accusations by Nananom should stop and rather focus on resolving the issue between them.

DISEC/REGSEC shall continue to lead in the mediation until final determination of the dispute.

The security shall continue to patrol the disputed land area and shall deal with anyone who flouts the agreement.

A press statement shall be released to warn all developers to suspend operations at the disputed land area until final determination of the issue.

Per the above guidelines, DISEC has therefore issued a press statement as agreed at the emergency meeting to henceforth warn the general public that the boundaries between the Tano River and the Light industrial area has been declared a SECURITY ZONE.

DISEC further takes this opportunity to direct all developers and land owners within the boundaries to seize with immediate effect any form of development (building, molding of blocks, roofing etc) to enable the mediation committee start work soonest.

DISEC however states that anyone who violates this directive shall be dealt with accordingly.

For more, contact:

Supt. George Yeboah Afari

for: DISEC CHAIRPERSON

Source: mynewsgh.com