Management of GRC ordered to
check encroachment on their lands in Ashanti Region
Kumasi, June 13, Ghanadot/GNA - The Ashanti Regional
Security Council (REGSEC) has directed management of Ghana
Railway Company (GRC) to institute measures to prevent
encroachment on its land by traders.
In addition, it should ensure all illegal squatters on its
land especially the Central Business District in Kumasi were
Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu, Ashanti Regional Minister and Chairman
of the Council, gave the directive at a meeting between
REGSEC, management of GRC and some traders in Kumasi,
following reports that large portions of land belonging to
the GRC had been taken over by traders.
He said it was wrong for the management to sell land
belonging to the company for development into stores or
misapplied Government acquired lands, while traders used
their land for trading activities.
Mr Opoku-Manu advised affected traders in the recent fire
outbreak at the Kumasi Central Market to co-operate with the
Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly for re-settlement at Asafo,
Kwadaso and Patasi Estates markets.
Mr Jonathan Sam, Ashanti Regional Area Manager of GRC,
pledged to evict all encroachers on their land.
However, he said some of the traders were given permit by
the management and had been directed to vacate the place
after the expiration of their permit.