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Damfa, Kweiman chiefs thank Akufo-Addo over release of lands

About 40% of the 2,000 acres of the Danfa Dairy Farms have been released by the government back to its original owners.

The 2,000 acres of land acquired for a dairy farm project is located in the La Nkwantanan/Madina Municipality.

The land was originally owned by the stools of Amrahia, Danfa and Kweiman, but government compulsorily acquired it in 1969 about 50 years ago for the project.

However, the dairy farm project has since collapsed and the chiefs consequently asked  the government to  return the land to them . Following several petitions to successive governments, the Nana Addo led government directed the Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to start the process of releasing 40% of the land back to the chiefs.

Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, announced the release of the 40 percent of the land at a meeting with the chiefs in Madina during a visit by Vice President Bawumia. The Minister stated that all the parties in the land issue had come to a consensus for an amicable settlement.

On the  26th of November 2021, the Vice President met with the chiefs and people of  Amrahia, Danfa and Kweiman  and handed over documents back to them awaiting other documents from the Lands Commission.

Speaking to Atinkaonline,  Nii Dzani Tsuru Afutu Brempong IV, Divisional chief of Damfa warned some government officials and one Clement Gyato to stay off their land.

“You cannot pretend to be helping us because you are a Ga yet looting our land with Clement Gyato,” the chiefs noted.

“The president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Vice Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia must hold in check these people who are selling our land for riches,” they added.

The chiefs have vowed to resist and fight till the last drop of their blood to protect their ancestral land.

“Any attempt and pressure from the politicians and one Gyato will be measured with equal resistance,” he said.

Nii Ashirifi Ashong I , Amanklalo of Amanhia together with Nii Djanie Klu ,  spokesperson to the chiefs commended the government for  releasing the lands back to them .

He urged the people in the area to support them against any politician who attempts  to claim their ancestral lands.

The chiefs thanked the NPP National Chairman Freddy Blay, Abu Jinapor, Minister for Lands, Moses Abor, Greater Accra Youth Organizer for their continued support in  claiming  their lands for them.

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