The government has started the regularization of all the private properties on the land belonging to the Animal Research Institute (ARI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) at Frafraha, Adenta in the Greater Accra Region (GAR) which was illegally taken by encroachers.
The process started with a stakeholders’ meeting yesterday among the representatives of the government and encroachers and Member of Parliament of Adenta.
At the meeting, it was revealed that over 4000 houses built on the 900 acres of land have no documentation.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister Regional Minister, Mr Henry Quartey, hinted that he had charged the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to liaise with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to commence investigations over the involvement of some staff of CSIR in the sales of the lands.
He said any officer found couplable would be sanctioned appropriately.
He disclosed that the next encroachers REGSEC would be tasked to evict were those illegally occupying the Ramsar site at Sakumo, Accra.
He, therefore, warned all the people illegally building on government unoccupied lands to desist from such action saying they would be arrested and prosecuted.
Bala Ali, ISD