The Chief of Defense of the Ga State and the Chief Executive Officer of the GaDangme Lands Administration (GDLA) King Ayi Tunnmaa II, says he will not be disrupted from doing his work by handling and resolving all land conflicts, disputes, and litigations in the GaDangme traditional area, as calls by the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs (GARHC) for him to dissolve the GDLA office.
According to him, he is committed in advocating and fighting for the rights of all GaDangme people to ensure that land litigation are resolved in the region and work towards a holistic development of the GaDangme indigenous.
King Ayi Tunnmaa II, was addressing the press in response to recent invitation by the GARHC in an introductory letter by GDLA asking the House to engage and collaborate with the GDLA.
Our reporter who was there reports that the Chief Executive Officer of the GDLA also addressed issues that will curtail, resolve land litigation and challenges associated in purchasing land in the Greater Accra region.
King Ayi Tunnmaa II, said calls for dissolving the GDLA are unfortunate saying the GDLA is rather offering administrative duties by processing and endorsing GaDangme traditional area lands before registration at the Lands Commission to avoid future land litigation.
He further stated that he is not worried about the calls for him to dissolve the office stressing that he remains committed to seeing collaboration with the indigenous traditional rulers in the GaDangme communities and other relevant stakeholders to put in place a purposeful and wells coordinated customary land tenure system and uniform procedures for land acquisition and documentation.
King Ayi Tunnmaa II, also outlined activities of the GDLA as enhancing proper records keeping and management of land records explaining that they offer administrative duties by processing and endorsing GaDamgme traditional area lands before registration at the Lands Commission to avoid future land litigation.
He noted that some transactions of acquired lands have not been noticed by the GaDangme and have not been compensated to the indigenous owners of the land and some expired leases have not still been negotiated.
King Ayi Tunnmaa II, expressed concern over how GaDangme lands have been taken away by the government without paying royalties.
He therefore calls on GaDangme indigenous to rally behind the GDLA in its endeavor to bring stakeholders to a round table and plan the way forward and also to achieve justice and sanity to prevail for the GaDangme natives.
By: Paul Mamattah