Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region, Patrick Kofi Brako Kumor, has given assurance to work closely with the security agencies, chiefs and stakeholders in his area to devise alternative dispute resolution (ADR) measures to resolve the long-standing land boundary issues between Weija and Gbawe communities.
According to him, he has observed with a grave concern the ongoing boundary dispute between Weija and Gbawe and other surrounding communities within the municipality.
The conflict, he contended, does not augur well for peace and development of the two areas.
Mr Kumor gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy call on the chiefs and elders within his municipality in Accra recently. The visit offered him the chance to thank them for supporting his appointment as the MCE of the area.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mrs Gifty Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah, two deputy Directors of the Assembly, Nii Mills, Nana Ama Gorman, together with some assembly members, accompanied the MCE.
At the palace of the Weija Divisional Stool which was his first port of call, the Dzaasetse and Acting Mantse of Weija, Nii Ogbedada Boafo Danyina-Nse I on behalf of chiefs and people of Weija told the MCE and MP that they were unhappy about the boundary demarcation done by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and Electoral Commission (EC).
He entreated the lawmaker and the MCE to table it before the appropriate quarters for those territories to be rezoned under Weija/Gbawe Municipal Assembly.
He stressed that if the matter was not addressed, the areas in question would be paying levies to the Ga South Municipal Assembly, which the newly created Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly was carved out.
Against this backdrop, Nii Ogbedada Boafo Danyina-Nse I called on the MCE, the MP, Chief Justice, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, and the Ministry of Chieftaincy Affairs to ensure that the illegality was corrected.
According to him, the anomaly would have far-reaching consequences if not rectified.
Continuing, he entreated the MP and the MCE to ensure that the road network in the area is improved.
However, the MCE in his response recounted to the chiefs how he came to them about three weeks ago for their prayers and support
Mr Kumor further pledged to resolve the rezoning issue and the border dispute with Gbawe from a neutral perspective.
He commended the chiefs and elders of Weija and Gbawe for their role in making the community peaceful and conflict-free.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU