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22.10.2008 Regional News

Don't Politicise Ga Land Issues - Group

A GROUP calling itself the Concerned Ga-Dangme members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on the public not to politicise the release of Ga lands by the government to the people.

"We are not oblivious of the fact that as a host of the nation's capital, our lands will come under intense pressure.


But this should not give politicians the leeway to operate on it to score cheap political points," it said.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra yesterday, the Spokesperson for the group, Mr Titus Glover, said, "we have noted with concern the utterances by people expected to know better”.

He described as hypocritical comments made by Mr Bright Akwetey to the effect that the government's intention to release some Ga lands was a political gimmick.

"The recent announcement by the government to release unutilised parcels of lands acquired by previous regimes to the original owners in the Greater Accra Region is but one of the many important interventions this government has made towards the advancement of the Ga-Dangme people," he said.

He also accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of rubbishing this gesture as being too little and had been promising heaven in the event that they returned to power.

"In their attempt to play politics with our concerns, copious amounts of promises on the extent to which they are going to release our lands have been quoted in their mouthpiece, the Palaver," he said.

Story by Timothy Gobah