The Chief of Bouho- Bomso in the Afigya Kwabre south district of the Ashanti region, Nana Osei Akoto, has denied the allegations of using land guards and demolishing of houses in the area.
According to Nana Osei Akoto, whoever said, he is not behind any land guards activities and has not instructed any individual or group to invade, terrorize and demolish buildings of Bouho-Bomso residents.
“I don’t know anything about the land guards and demolishing. I am the chief and I can’t do that, all these allegations are false,” he said.
He noted that these allegations are palpable lies to denigrate his reputation as a Chief of the area.
“I never sent anyone, they are rather tarnishing and harassing my image.” He added
Nana Osei Akoto revealed that, a guy called Daniel Owusu over the years has been selling their lands and properties to some individuals without their notification and accurate documentations.
Land guards attacking legitimate landowners seem to be the norm in the Ghanaian society as security officers are still struggling to get solutions to curb these societal menace. In Ghana, there are different categories of land guards who terrorize, kill and exploit landowners and developers.
Once the land is procured, they impose a levy referred to as a “digging fee” prior to development. Failure to pay the “digging fee” could result in violent clashes between workers and these groups and, in some instances, vandalism.