BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | firstname.lastname@example.org
RESIDENTS OF Atia Farms, a suburb of Ashalaja in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra region have registered a strong protest against some land guards who are terrorising them over what they called “our own lands.”
According to the residents, some of whom were clad in red arm bands, their lives are in danger and therefore government needs to come to their aid.
The vice chairman of the Atia Farms Landlords Association, who is the spokesperson of the group, Mr Eugene Ayisi Fianko, said they bought the land from the chiefs of the community.
“Some residents are paying GH¢ 5,000.00 to buy the piece of land we have bought already. Others who are yet to develop their lands are being asked to quit or pay astronomical fees in order to own the same lands,” Eugene Ayisi Fianko told the media.
“We are residents of Ashalaja, we bought our lands here and some of us have lived here for the past 30 years and beyond. But in the last four months, new faces have emerged claiming ownership of our lands. We also told them we own the lands and we are ready to prove to them that it is ours, but they wouldn’t take that.
“Those we bought the lands from also said they do not know any second owner apart from us, but we are being terrorised and intimidated here. They are beating us; we are being chased out from our farms,” he stated.
Mr Ayisi appealed to the government to come to their rescue because the residents there are all Ghanaians.