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C/R: It’s time for the youth to demand accountability of sale of stool lands

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Neenyi Takyi Ato Otabil, Convenor of Effutu concerned youths

10.07.2022 LISTEN

Ghanaian youth have been urged to call for accountability of sales of stool or family lands to ensure all persons benefit accordingly.

Chiefs and traditional leaders have also been tasked to be accountable as to what proceeds from land sales are used for.

Convenor for Effutu Concerned Youth, Neenyi Takyi Ato Otabil at a press conference was of the view it is time for the right thing to be done as enshrined in the Stool lands act in the 1992 constitution of Ghana.

Neenyi Otabil comments comes at a time when the traditional Council of Effutu and the Member of Parliament have declared war against encroachment on the Effutu Ramsar site.

The MP who is also the Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament, Alexander Afenyo-Markin had earlier given the Forestry Commission Ghc30,000 to help protect the facility.

The popular Aboakyir festival by the people of Effutu has over the years been hosted at the Ramsar site, hence authorities commitment to protect it from encroachers.

The Youth leader is optimistic accountability of sale of lands could even generate enough revenue to develop most communities if well checked.

“It is time for our chiefs to render accounts of many lands they have sold and leased out for communities to know it had been used for. I will therefore, urges the youth to channel their energy into supporting protection of stool or family lands.”

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