A clash is looming between two families of the Wangara and the Kotokoli ethnic groups in the Techiman Municipality over a piece of land.

Pix : Shows Mr Shaibu (middle) and other members of the family
Pix : Shows Mr Shaibu (middle) and other members of the family

The Ghana News Agency (GNA) learnt that a misunderstanding, which ensued between the families of the two tribes over the ownership of the land, situated at Wangaraline, at the Techiman Zongo, a few weeks ago nearly turned bloody.

A Royal Family member of the Kotokoli tribe, who claimed they were the original owners, and occupants of the land under dispute, accused the Techiman Traditional Council of supporting the other faction, a situation which has created uneasy calm in the Zongo Community.

Mr Shafiu Mohammed Shaibu, the Head of the family, told the GNA that the Techiman Traditional Council and the other party had sold out the piece of land located in front of their house to a medical practitioner.

He explained that their father, Alhaji Shaibu, bought the land for the family in 1970, but alleged that Nana Korsah Kore Topia II, Gyaasehene of Techiman with the support of the other contending party, had sold out the land to a medical doctor.

According to Mr Shaibu, the buyer had demolished an old Islamic school building on the land and he intended to develop it, but Alhaji Shaibu insisted that the family would not allow any development project to be undertaken on the land.

He cautioned the other faction, which he stated was encouraging the medical practitioner to develop the land, to back off.

Mr Shaibu, therefore, called on the Government, security agencies, and other relevant institutions in the Municipality, to intervene and restrain the medical practitioner from developing the land before something worse happened.

?We shall not sit down unconcerned and allow some people to unlawfully take over our family inheritance, which we have protected for years,? he said.

When contacted Nana Topia II, confirmed that the Traditional Council, led by Osagyefo Ameyaw Akumfi, President of the Council, sold out the land to the medical practitioner.

He emphasized that the Gyaase family of Techiman remained the caretaker of all plots and lands at the Techiman Zongo.

 

GNA

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