Occupants and property owners within the erstwhile National Sports Complex enclave have been reminded again of the need to renew their documents with the appropriate authorities to be assured of genuine indenture.
The areas under the National Sports Complex enclave include Nii Boiman, Fish Pond, South Petroleum, Chantan, Six to Six, Alhaji, and Isreal. The rest are Lormnava, Nii Oworsika, Yellow House, South Tantra, Race Course, and parts of Mile 7 among others.
They were also reminded of the agreement between the Land Commission, the Asere Stool, and property owners within the National Sports Complex enclave to pay their annual ground rent at the tires and in the manner aforesaid without any deduction whatsoever whether formally demanded or not.
The Dzasetse of Nii Boiman who doubles as the Public Relations Officer, PRO, for the Nii Boiman Regularization Association, Nii Ayi Mensah I, made the assertions at a general meeting of the Association at Nii Boiman a suburb of Accra.
Addressing the gathering, the PRO stated that by a memorandum of understanding, MoU, dated June 5, 2018, between the Lands Commission and the pre-acquisition owners of the acquired land represented by the Divisional Chief agreed to forgo compensation for the acquired land given consideration already received from the encroachers adding that, the re-allocation of the Sports Complex area lands to the Government occurred in 1975.
Nii Ayi Mensah further explained that by the said MoU it was agreed that the Commission shall undertake the regularization of the encroachments without demanding the payment of premiums except for administrative charges and rents since the encroachers have already paid.
Nii pointed out that in that agreement, the lessee herein (an encroacher) has represented to the lessor that he/she acquired the land from the pre-acquisition landowners and has fully paid the consideration for the grant.
Nii Ayi Mensah added that nothing in the lease contained shall be deemed either to convey or to dispense with the necessity of applying for and obtaining every such permit and authority as may be required by the lessee in connection with any works or activities of whatsoever nature proposed to be carried out on the demised premises.
On his part, the Chairman of the Association, Mr. Ekow Duker, cautioned the general public, especially property owners at the National Sports Complex enclave at the racecourse and its environs to desist from undertaking any dealings whatsoever with one but rather deal with the Association, Land Commission and the Dzasetse of the Asere, Nii Amaikai III, who represents the Asere stool.
He urged property owners to join an Association close to their area of residence and also go through the process of documentation and further receipt of a genuine indenture signed and endorsed by the allodia owners of the land.
The Police Commander of the Mile 7 Police Station, DSP Clifford Ayeh Ofei, underscored the need for the residents in the enclave to take their security seriously in their communities.
According to him, it is incumbent on the residents to be extra vigilant and cautious in their homes and place of work since there is no Police Station in the enclave, and urged them to report to the Police when they found any suspicious activities happening in their communities.
He stated that the Police work hand-in-hand with the public to fight crime and so Ghanaians must also assist the Police by sharing information with the Police and also remain alert in identifying criminals.
DSP Clifford Ayeh Ofei entreated residents to call service hotline numbers 191 and 18555 for help whenever they are attacked or report criminal activities in their community.