Be ready to have your property demolished if it's built on gov't land - Minister warns

 Source: MyNewsGH 

Deputy Minister of Local Government Decentralization and Rural Development Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah has vowed his Ministry would reclaim all encroached lands belonging to Agencies under his ministry, mainly the Parks and Gardens and Community and Vocational Institue.

The Minister who is on a tour of the encroached sites in the Western, Central and Greater Accra regions has been serving notice to people who have encroached on such Lands.

He indicated that the growing penchant for an illegal takeover of designated lands for public organizations for private use is too alarming. “ People have become so emboldened to take over state property at will.”

“We can’t allow that and those guilty of this must be prepared to face it”. He wondered why Assemblies in whose Jurisdiction these illegal acts are being perpetrated sit aloof for this to continue.


He further indicated that the Sector Minister, Hon. Dan Botwe takes a very serious view of this phenomenon and has vowed the trend be reversed.

The tour will take him to Axim, Takoradi, Tarkwa, Cape Coast and Accra. With him on the tour are the National and Regional Director Directors of the two government agencies and officials from the Ministry.

It may be recalled that a similar tour was recently embarked on by him to some parts of the country to inspect among others, check the rate of progress of ongoing government projects.

The Ministry has since terminated the contracts of several non-performing contractors some of whom had even abandoned sites and put the projects in jeopardy to the detriment of the taxpayer.

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