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The Weija Traditional Council wants government intervention to settle its long-standing boundary dispute with the Ghana Water Company Limited, the people of Gbawe, and Ngleshie Amanfrom. The traditional authority says it has lost faith in the court system in addressing their concerns, hence the need for government intervention.
The Weija Traditional Council made the call to the government at a press conference.
It says a government intervention would be the only way to end the unwarranted confrontations between the parties.
The traditional authority recounted instances where a violent confrontation over the boundary dispute led to the death of one of their chiefs, Nii Kwaku Bibini years back.
Their worse fear is that if the government fails to intervene the rising tension in the area can escalate into violence.
Speaking to Citi News, Dzaasetse of Weija, Obgedada Boafo Danyina – Nse I, said; “We call on the government to settle the boundary issues between the Weija, Gbawe , Ngleshie Amanfrom, and the Ghana Water Company Limited before the situation escalates.”
“Failure to address the issue will cause a clash between the residents of these communities and the company, who are claiming lands believed to be in their jurisdiction because the court is not forthcoming, hence our call for government’s intervention.”
“The traditional council knows some people have encroached on their lands, creating unrest between the parties. Now, is the time to deal with the boundary demarcation.”
He added that the Weija community has overgrown in population size and that residents need space to lay their heads.
“The Weija community has overgrown and government needs to release portions of the over 13,000 acres of land apart from the Buffer Zone to the Traditional leaders for development. Inhabitants do not have places to lay their heads, hence the government should show us the boundaries.”