La land dispute: Committee set to investigate the clash between the military and youth

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has indicated that he has set up a committee to investigate the impasse between the military and some youth of La over a parcel of land.

This comes after a group of La youth who were protesting over the alleged encroachment of a parcel of land belonging to the La Stool lands by the military were beaten up by soldiers in April.

Some journalists who were covering the protest were also manhandled, heightening anger among the youth in the area.

Although the military high command explained that the altercation was because the group had become violent but the spokesperson for COLA, Jefferey Adokwei Tetteh, denied the claim saying their demonstration was without violent tendencies.

However, in responding to an urgent question filed by the MP for La Dade Kotopon, Rita Naa Odoley Sowah, in parliament, Jinaport, the sector minister,  indicated to the house that, he has set up a committee to investigate the clash and come up with a comprehensive report which should be ready by the end of June 2021.

The five-member committee was constituted to deal with the impasse between the two entities over disputed parcels of land at Tse Addo, near Burma Camp in Accra.

The minister was very hopeful of a lasting solution especially when all the parties will be involved “have exhibited a high level of cooperation, constructiveness and seems to be engaging in good faith.”

He added that “whatever decision government will eventually come to, ought to be motivated by the law, the established facts and should be capable of withstanding rigorous scrutiny.”



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