Traditional councils urged to authenticate land documents to avert disputes

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By
James Esuon, GNA

Nyakrom (C/R), Dec.
5, GNA – Okofo Katakyi Nyakoh Eku X, the Omanhene of Nyakrom Traditional Area,
has said documents on sales of lands in the area would be endorsed by
traditional councils to avoid legal tussles.

He said the move
would help streamline the challenges concerning sales of lands by family heads
and chiefs as the traditional councils would serve as principal witnesses in
any event of dispute.

Okofo Katakyi Nyakoh
Eku made this known when he addressed the members of the Traditional Council at
their 2019 last meeting at Nyakrom in the Central Region.

The meeting was to
take stock of past activities and to adopt new strategies towards the
development of Agonaman in 2020.

The meeting was
attended by Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, the Agona West Municipal Chief
Executive; Mr Dennis Armah Frempong, Agona District Chief Executive; Mr Bernard
Joe Appeah, a management consultant; Mr Yawson Otoo, the Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) of Ikson Properties Agency Limited.

Also present were
all the divisional chiefs, queen mothers in the Nyakrom Traditional Council,
heads of families, chief linguists, heads of department and Police Commanders.

Okofo Katakyi
Nyakorh Eku said the decision by the Regional House of Chiefs would go a long
way to reduce land matters and enhance development, adding that; “If land
disputes continue to linger in the area it would be difficult to attract
investors to create jobs and wealth.”

The Omanhene called
on the chiefs and family heads to make the sales of lands transparent to avert
conflicts among themselves.

Okofo Katakyi Nyakoh
Eku said plans are in place to organise workshops for chiefs, queen mothers and
other traditional staffs to enable them play their expected roles to promote
development.

Mr Joe Appeah, a
Management Consultant, urged the people of Agona West and Agona East to network
with people in government to lobby for job opportunities.

Mr Dennis Armah
Frempong, the District Chief Executive for Agona East, said the Assembly has
been able to execute all flagships programmes of the government including
Planting for Food and Jobs, Planting for Export and Rural Development, One
District One Factory to create jobs and wealth among the youth.

Mr Yawson Otoo, the
Chief Executive Officer of Ikson, called on the citizens of Agona both home and
abroad to pull their resources together to support the development of the area.

GNA

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