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Dawhenya sets record straight on GPHA land saga

botchway November 8, 2018


Solicitors of Nene Kweku Darpoh, the lawful head of the Arden Darpoh family of Dawhenya in the Greater Accra Region, have rubbished media publications that a tract of land being developed by the workers’ union of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) belongs to the Miotso Stool.

The Arden Darpoh family gave out 300 acres of the family land to Real Assets Limited, which subleased them to the GPHA workers’ union, and Godwin Kudzo Tameklo, the solicitor, explained that the land leased falls within the Vesting Assent made on February 24, 2005, and deposited in the records of the Lands Commission as No. V 4018 and registered as No. AR 3036/2005, made in favour of Nene Kwaku Darpoh.

Godwin Tameklo told the media that the Vesting Assent had been endorsed by the Supreme Court of Ghana, as valid in the Judgment (Civil Appeal No. J4/38/2015) delivered on February 17, 2016.

He said the Apex Court ruled: “The 1st Defendant’s vesting assent made on the 24th day of February, 2005 as No. V 4018 and registered in the records of the 2nd Defendant (Land Commission) as No. AR 3036/2005, therefore, remains intact.”

He said the Ningo-Prampram Divisional Police Commander had been copied a letter on this subject to advise the Miotso Stool to cease peddling falsehood that it is the custodian of the 300 acres of land the GPHA workers’ union is developing.

The Miotso Stool in the Ningo-Prampram District has accused the GPHA of illegally developing its lands at Miotso, without permission.

According to the Miotso Stool, the GPHA, which began development on the said land in January this year, claimed it bought the said land from an estate developing company, Ability Real Estate Limited, a company the Numo Awuley Kwao family of the Miotso Stool alleged acted on behalf of the Dawhenya Traditional Area.

In the view of the Numo Awuley Kwao Royal family, the GPHA failed to do the necessary background checks to know the true owners of the said land before buying it.

But, the stance by the Miotso Stool, Nene Kweku Darpoh, and the Chief of Dawhenya, through his solicitors, said is weak, after referring to the Supreme Court’s ruling.


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