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The Chief of La Leshie, Nii Tettey Ofro Osro I, has challenged Government’s decision to release 361 acres of land on the periphery of the Achimota forest to any family claiming ownership of the Forest. 

According to him, the people of La Leshie were the rightful owners of the Achimota Forest land and not those claiming ownership.

Nii Tettey Ofro Osro I made this known in his engagement with some selected journalists in Accra.

He stated that he has an Indenture covering the land and that he is ready to provide proof that the said land belongs to the people of La Leshie.

Nii Tettey Ofro Osro I, further stated that contrary to assertion that the Achimota Forest land was acquired in 1917, the acquisition was rather made in 1931, hence his call on the government to ignore any family or stool that is claiming ownership of the Achimota Forest.

The La Leshie Mantse revealed that the Achimota Forest land acquisition was spearheaded by the late La Mantse Nii Maale Dada IV among others (signatories Name and titles)

According to him, all those claiming ownership of the Achimota Forest land are just throwing dust in the eyes of Ghanaians and want to claim what does not belong to them.

He challenged any family or Stool that has the indenture of the Achimota Forest land to provide it.

Nii Leshie further revealed that when the British landed in Gold Coast, it was their grandparents who gave the Achimota Forest land out with proper documentation which can be found in the national archives.

According to him, there are documents to show that the British used part of the Achimota Forest land as a place to keep stones and other road construction materials for the construction of the Dodowa road for which compensations are yet to be paid to the people of La Leshie.

He called on the government to as a matter of urgency meet the people of La Leshie to negotiate on how the compensation will be paid adding that the La Leshie people are not in need of the land but rather want government to use it for the Green Ghana Agenda.

He threatened to sue the government should the Achimota Forest land be released to any family or Stool.

Source:The New Crusading Guide

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