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K.T Hammond to Sue Gov’t Over Land Seizure

13 Oct
K.T Hammond to Sue Gov’t Over Land Seizure
Hon. Hammond Kobina Tahir

Hon. Hammond Kobina Tahir

Former Deputy Energy Minister, Hon K.T Hammond, has threatened to sue the Mills administration over the seizure of a plot of state-owned-land he bought under the erstwhile NPP administration.

On Tuesday, October 12, the Mills administration announced it was reclaiming state lands sold indiscriminately under the NPP regime in a bid to clamp down on alleged abuse of the Accra Redevelopment Programme.

According to the Government, some 15 beneficiaries from the sale of state lands under past governments have received refund of their monies.

However, speaking to Citi News on Wednesday October 13, Hon K.T Hammond, who was named as part of the 15 affected beneficiaries, denied ever receiving any refund from the Government.

“I don’t know of anybody who has received any money so far as claimed, my land is intact, I know there is some encroachments, some wall has been built around the piece of land but nobody has specifically touched my land, nobody has given me any indication, I heard it in the papers and some people are talking about but I have not received any letter so I might have to proceed to court to deal with that”.

Hon. K.T Hammond told Citi News he intends to seek key relief in his law suit with the view to ending what he considers an encroachment onto his land.

“I have been given a lease legally but I have been prevented from acquiring a title to it because the land registrars still haven’t issued me with the title to it so I am asking the court to give me that and then ask the AMA for permission to build on the land…I do know that whoever acquired a land there did so legally. I hear people talking about not following the due process let them prove to us that we did something illegal.”

Source: Citifmonline.com

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