The government has halted the allocation of Aviation Lands to private developers, as contention over the use and ownership of the 632.74acres of land deepens.
Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, told Parliament on Tuesday, March 21 that: “On the assumption of my office, I have directed the Lands Commission to cease issuing letters to the following companies that are still pending: Global International Limited (14acres); Edmangus Consult (15.8); Romantic Furniture Manufacturing (6acres); and the Consortium (44 acres).
In total, quite close to 200 and above acres directive was given to that effect for allocation letters not to be issued.”
The Aviation Lands (Accra-Adenta-Remote Receiving Station) measuring 632.74acres was acquired compulsorily by the State in 1968 under an Executive Instrument (E.I) 127 as a state land for use by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for siting of various aviation installations.
Cabinet, however, notified the Lands Commission of its decision to change the use of the land to other uses of public interest.
The Adenta Municipal Assembly accordingly rezoned the site as Adenta Business District.
A development scheme for commercial, residential and other ancillary uses has since been approved by the Adenta Municipal Assembly.
Consortium for Innovations in Human Settlement Development (CIHSD), a company that provides architecture, town planning and engineering services, was subsequently engaged to supervise and execute the Adenta Business District Project.
Anaina International Company Limited was also engaged to provide infrastructure on the site and construct 100 executive apartments for government in exchange for 140acres.
Forty-two (42) acres of the said parcel of land has also been returned to Agbawe Kplen We Family of La, Accra.
Source: Eugene Davis/thebftonline.com/Ghana