Osu people celebrate and purify land

The chiefs, elders and people of Osu have performed traditional rites to celebrate and purifiy some part of the Achimota land they won in a court case since 2011.

Nii Ako Nortei V, then Acting Chief and Mankralo of Osu initiated the court action against the authorities of the Achimota School located at  Achimota Forest on behalf of the Osu Stool.

The Achimota School authorities claimed they acquired the land in the early 1920s for the establishment of the then Prince of Wales College, now Achimota School.

However, the allodia title in the land was partly vested in the Osu Stool, the chiefs and elders of Osu averred.

Addressing the gathering at the ceremony at the Achimota Forest on Saturday, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, Chief and President of the Osu Traditional Council commended Nii Ako Nortei for the steps he took on the land.

He called on the people of Osu to come together to forge ahead in developing the land.

‘I will like to say that the land is not for one person or one family, but a property of the entire citizens of Osu and must be protected for the benefit of all,’ he said.

‘We the elders will ensure that good steps are taken on the land while laid down rules are followed.  We will ensure that no haphazard development takes place on the land and will ensure probity and accountability,’ he said.

The Chief asked anybody who have problem or needed help to contact the Traditional Council for assistance.5`

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