Committee Tasked To Probe La Land Dspute To Submit Its Report By End Of June - Jinapor

Committee Tasked To Probe La Land Dspute To Submit Its Report By End Of June - Jinapor



The Benito Owusu Bio-chaired committee probing the impasse between Military and La Traditional Council over some land in Accra will submit its final report by the end of the month. This is according to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor. The La Traditional Council, in recent times, has called


on the President to order the military to desist from encroaching on parcels of La lands in the Greater Accra Region. However, a violent confrontation between the conflicting groups also forced the sector Minister to subsequently set up a committee to probe the issues at hand, with the body set to present its findings in the



coming days. The Minister provided this answer to the Parliament in response to the questions posed by the Dadekotopn MP, Rita Sowah. Jinapor also commended the disagreeing parties for their cooperation with the committee. The committee is done with its work and is also preparing its report for the consideration of the



government, he also said. Mr. Speaker, I should happily inform the that House even though this matter is yet to be resolved, the two parties, namely the La Traditional Council and the Ghana Armed Forces, have exhibited a high level of cooperation constructively and seem to be engaging in good faith.



About the said land

The military and the people of La have been involved in an age-long impasse over some lands within the Burma Camp catchment area. Recently, some soldiers beat and chased away demonstrators who were protesting over the alleged encroachment of La Stool lands by the military. Some of the media personnel who were there



to cover the protest were also beaten and manhandled by some of the soldiers at the scene. The group within the La Traditional Council, Coalition of La Associations, defied orders of the police to suspend their intended demonstration. The land in contention is between Tse Addo and Airport Hills, around the Military Cemetery.