Highly peeved residents of Amoaman, a community located within the Atwima Nwabiagya North District of Ashanti region have clenched their fist in protest against the ongoing encroachment of varse stretch of land sharing boundary with the Barekese river.
Identifying the area in question as part of the stool land of the community (Amoaman), the leadership of Concern Youth of Amoaman during a press conference held on Wednesday stated that encroachers have sold out several acres for building and farming activities, characterised by a high level of deforestation.
The aforementioned illegality according to the group has been happening for over 3 years, adding that authorities who matter have hirtherto failed to address the issue.
President for the group Osei Kwadwo gave a historical account that the encroached area in question were given many years ago by their ancestors to indigenes of three communities; Amisare, Asuminya and Kokoben as a place of settlement.
He indicated in his narration that, they were later resettled by government to Asuofua due to the seasonal overspillage effect of the Barekese dam with it’s attendant consequences on their properties during wet season.
As the president for the group, he vehemently and voiceferously set the record straight that “we will not sit down to watch the destruction of the Barekese river and the encroachment of our property (stool land).”
He underlined that, they as a group have planned in advance to effect any legal means possible to stop the menance.