Government to establish committee to look into compulsory acquisition of lands – President to Ga Chiefs

 

President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to address the issue of compulsory land acquisition in the Greater Accra Region by instituting a Committee.

In an address to the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs on Thursday October 29, stated that government will take a comprehensive look at the consequences of compulsory land acquisition and consider a possible restoration of these lands to its owners.

“Let me also indicate to you my commitment to establishing a Committee, God willing, early next year, to take a comprehensive look at the issue to do with the compulsory acquisition of lands by Government, its consequences and the possible restoration of lands to their allodial owners.”

Addressing the House, President Akufo-Addo stated that “the Committee will make appropriate recommendations for the decision of Government. With a few weeks to the holding of the elections, the setting up of this Committee this year may not be feasible.”

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Government to establish committee to look into compulsory acquisition of lands – President to Ga Chiefs
Source: MyJoyOnline
6 November 2020 8:16pm

President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to address the issue of compulsory land acquisition in the Greater Accra Region by instituting a Committee.

In an address to the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs on Thursday October 29, stated that government will take a comprehensive look at the consequences of compulsory land acquisition and consider a possible restoration of these lands to its owners.

“Let me also indicate to you my commitment to establishing a Committee, God willing, early next year, to take a comprehensive look at the issue to do with the compulsory acquisition of lands by Government, its consequences and the possible restoration of lands to their allodial owners.”

Government to establish committee to look into compulsory acquisition of lands – President to Ga ChiefsGovernment to establish committee to look into compulsory acquisition of lands – President to Ga Chiefs
Addressing the House, President Akufo-Addo stated that “the Committee will make appropriate recommendations for the decision of Government. With a few weeks to the holding of the elections, the setting up of this Committee this year may not be feasible.”

However, as a sign of his commitment to this, the President tasked the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs “to begin stakeholder consultations with the House, so an agreement can be reached on the composition of this Committee and its Terms of Reference.”

He reassured the House that his Government will continue to support the Chieftaincy institution so it can be strong and resilient, indicating that six new office complex and bungalows would be provided the six newly constituted Regional Houses of Chiefs.

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