The Chief of Adansi Kwapia in the Ashanti region, Nana Gyamera Kwabena Yiakwan ll has directed the Municipal Chief Executive of Obuasi to as a matter of urgency reclaim the Adaase site which was used for mining activities.
In a press conference held on Monday, 24 2021, the Chief said there was a piece of land at Adaase near the airport residential area released for One District One Factory project.
According to the custodian of the land, the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Elijah Adansi Bonna instructed the contractor to stop work and that he will use the supposed land for the 1D1F land for community mining after which he will reclaim it and hand over.
The Chief noted that the MCE after mining on the land has refused to give back the land to the custodians.
He said the MCE only compensated those who had their farms on the land and has since left the land uncovered which is death trap to the community.
The Traditional Council has given a week ultimatum to the MCE to reclaim the land or face court injunction.
In response to the allegations levered against the MCE, Malik Bin Ibrahim the desk officer in charge of community mining said they are false accusations.
He said there is no Chinese involved in the community mining, and that every single person involved in the community mining has all legal documents.