But they claim President Akufo-Addo’s government is watching unconcerned as their lands are being claimed by some individuals who claim to be part of the government,
“If we fail to get our ancestral lands back, we will have no alternative than to advise our subjects to turn against NPP,” the chiefs said in a joint statement they issued signed by their spokesperson Nii Djanie Klu.
“We see president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as a fine gentleman who doesn’t condone wrongdoing and can never supervise expropriation of land from the poor.
“We voted for Nana Addo because we see his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, as a mother and one of our own who can intervene and do our bidding so far as our lands are concerned.
They also said some individuals who claim they have connections with the government have “covertly moved excavators and other equipment onto parts of our lands under the cover of COVID-19 to embark on [their] personal project with the connivance of the president’s trusted appointees, especially in the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, presently clearing our lands at Diary Farm belonging to Damfa, Kweiman, Amrahia, as well Prampram lands”.
“We, the chiefs and elders of these communities, are respecting the president’s directive of isolation and confinement as a result of COVID-19 but if this is allowed to go on, we shall also defy the directives of the president and marshal forces without considering the aftermath.”
The chiefs are Nana Bram Okai II, Chief of Menpemehoasem,
Nii Otto Kwami V, Chief of Pokuase,
Naa Santrofi Astwei Opkoti I, Queen Mother of Frafraha,
The Enitre Denkyera Family of Ningo,
Nii Afia III, Chief of Afiaman
La Kpan – Wulome
Nii Ashong Kojo III, Chief of Amrahia
Nii Djanie Afutu Breempong IV, Chief of Danfa
Nii Kweitia – Chief of Kweiman
Nii Boi Okansha, Chief of Oyibi
Nii Kotei Amli Family, Bawleshie