Adenta residents fight CSIR over encroachment
Some residents in Adenta in the Greater Accra Region are complaining of encroachment on their lands by the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
A resident of the area, Humphrey Ankama, told Chief Jerry Forson on the Ghana Yensom show on Accra 100.5FM Wednesday, October 11 that: “We woke up this morning to realise that some people have brought excavators to work on our lands in Adenta. When we approached them, they said they were sent by the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research to start work on that land.
“But these lands belong to us, they were sold to us by the chiefs and we have proper documentation to support our claim. This encroachment started years ago, and we went to court on the matter and the court ruled in favour of the residents, but these people are here again working on the land under the supervision of armed police officers.
“We believe that this is a slap on the face of the judiciary.”
He added: “We are appealing to our President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to intervene. We know he is a good lawyer and human rights activist and so we appeal to him to step in.”
Kwame Ernest, another resident said: “This is all the property I have, and so I plead with the government to intervene to protect my property.”