The Government of Ghana has promise to ensure that the demolished building belonging to Nigerian High commission be rebuilt back to its original plan very soon.
Speaking through the Ghanian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Botchwey (MP), in a statement issued today, Thursday June 25, 2020, regarding the breach of the premises of the Nigerian High Commission, at plot number 19/21 Julius Nyerere Street, Ringway Estates, East Ridge, Accra, on Friday, June 19, 2020.
Investigations in to the incident were done by committee comprising officials of the Ghana’s ministry of Lands Commission, National Security Secretariat and the Ghana Police Service, which revealed that the High Commission to Nigeria presented a letter referenced SCR/LCS 74/VOL.2/95 dated 7th August, 2000, granting allocation and right of entry and ownership to the High Commission, for a 4-acre parcel of land in the Accra Osu Mantse Layout.
Shirley added that, the High Commission to Nigeria further presented receipts of payments and Banks Draft payable on the said land, to the Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission, but Land Title Certificate had not been issued to the High Commission.
The minister of Lands Commission stated that the said four acre parcel of land was part of the vest’s land owned by the Osu Stool and managed by the Lands Commission, the processes of granting leases, its records did not reveal any previous transaction in respect of the land in question.
The Lands Commission went ahead and issued a Land Title Certificate covering the said parcel of land to a third party.
The High Commission to Nigeria will take appropriate steps to obtain building permits for the construction.