On April 27, 2021, a group of aggrieved land and property owners held a press conference where they stated that they had become victims of an injustice owing to the demolition of their properties.
According to the victims, the only basis of justification given by one Mr Clement Gyato who led the exercise was that he had the authorisation of the Ministers of Land and Natural Resources, and the Minister of National Security to reclaim the land as a state property.
GhanaWeb spoke to representatives of the Land and Property Owners at East Legon Mempeasem who say they have collectively suffered losses running into about GH¢200,000.
Taking their turn on GhanaWeb’s #SayItLoud, the victims detailed the history behind the land, how they were acquired from the custodians and their legitimacy of ownership including documentation.
The aggrieved property owners also called on the President of the land, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to intervene in what they describe as attempts by some individuals to eject them from their legally acquired lands under the guise of reclaiming state lands.
Listen to them narrate their ordeal to George Ayisi:
• According to Computer Man, COP Kofi Boakye has the capacity to deal with crime-related activities recorded in the country
• He made the appeal while sharing his views on recent crimes witnessed in Ghana
The Founder and Leader of Hope Generation Ministry, Prophet Eric Amponsah, has made a passionate appeal to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Nathan Kofi Boakye as the next Inspector General of Police.
Speaking in an interview with Oman Channel sighted by Ghanaweb, Prophet Amponsah touted the Head of Research and Planning for the Police Service as the only person viable of leading a police service capable of dealing with the recent rise in crimes.
“I will appeal to the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Danwka Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Kofi Boakye as IGP. Maybe COP Kofi Boakye between 2014 and 2016 supervised some arrests in the Ashanti Region which may not have augured well. But the only thing that can make Ghana peaceful and end armed robbery is COP Kofi Boakye. You can mark it on a wall,” Computer Man stated while sharing his view on the recent robbery cases including two separate attacks on bullion vans.
Armed gunmen on Monday, June 14, 2021, attacked a bullion van at Jamestown in Accra.
The robbers after staging the attack in which they made away with some undisclosed amount left dead a police officer who was on escort duty in the attacked van and a trader who was a resident in the vicinity.
On the next Tuesday after the Jamestown attack, another bullion van robbery incident was staged on the Accra -Winneba Road.
Unlike the Jamestown incident, the Accra-Winneba Road attack was unsuccessful as the robbers failed to stop the van despite their firing of several gunshots.
The two broad daylight robbery attacks coupled with other gun-related crimes recorded over the past few weeks has led many Ghanaians to raise concern over the level of security in the country.
Some Security Analyst including Mr Adam Bonaa have called for the resignation of the current Inspector General of Police.
What looked like a romantic father’s day message to her husband, President Nana Akufo-Addo, turned sour as Ghanaian social media users directed their anger on first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
She took to social media Sunday to praise her husband on father’s day and expressed how proud she was that Nana Akufo-Addo was working to make things work in the country.
“Over the last four years having watched and prayed for my husband as father of the nation, I have had a close view of the sleepless nights, the countless overstretches and the physical strain to make this country work,” she stated in his article.
Madam Akufo-Addo added, “President Akufo-Addo remains a father we all would be proud of.”
But the above message which was part of her goodwill message to the president has infuriated most Ghanaians who believe the nation is not on the right track, owning to the fact the cost of living is high in the country.
The first lady’s message coincided with an increment in fuel prices across the country– the more reason some Ghanaians descended on her.