Golden Exotics goes to court over Obom land dispute

Leading pineapple producer and exporter to the European Union, Golden Exotics Company has filed an interlocutory injunction against real estate company KAS Estate Limited from encroaching on its pineapple farms in Obom, near Amasaman in the Greater Accra region.

The Management of Golden Exotic Limited earlier told Citi Business News its farm had been destroyed by KAS Estates, an allegation that was denied by the Lawyer of KAS Estates, Charles Bentum.

But speaking to Citi Business News, the Corporate Affairs and Administrative Manager of Golden Exotic Limited, Mr. George Kporye was hopeful the court will settle the matter.

“What we have done is to get a restraining order from the court to restrain them from interfering with our work, you know we are farmers, our workers go to the field to weed, plant, and remove planting materials and things like that. Because of the interference our workers cannot even go to the field to work,” he said

Expressing optimism in the court to deliver justice, Mr. Kporye stated that the matter will fairly be settled by the court process.

KAS Estates denies allegations

Earlier, Management of  KAS Estates Limited refuted the allegations that the company has encroached on farmlands of Golden Exotics Company.

Reacting to the story, lawyer for KAS Estates Charles Bentum, described the allegations as false, since management of Golden Exotics have no title the land.

lawyer for KAS Estates Charles Bentum

lawyer for KAS Estates Charles Bentum

“The allegations from Golden Exotics are baseless and they are false and they are calculated to court hatred, ridicule and contempt for KAS Estates as a business entity, indeed we like to state that KAS Estates is a reputable company that is contributing its quota to the development of this country in the housing sector, and is building so many affordable houses for members of the public to be able to have a place to lay their head”.

By: Lawrence Segbefia/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana

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