The La Traditional Council has assured residents of La that the 114 acres of land at the Kpletso site at the Burma Camp catchment area which has been released to the council by the government, will be put to good use.
There has been an ongoing dispute between the military and the people of La regarding the alleged encroachment of La Stool lands by the military at the Burma Camp catchment area.
This dispute has resulted in protests against the military with several incidents of physical force recorded.
Addressing the media following a groundbreaking ceremony at the site, the La Shikiteli, Nii Adjei Koofeh IV, reaffirmed that the acquired lands would be utilized appropriately.
“This is going to be a novel arrangement in the history of La. We have had bad experiences with the management of our land in the past. And the people have accused us the chiefs of not managing them well. For this one, we are going to manage it well. We are going to service it. Everything will be on paper, and we will make sure that the people of La are going to benefit from it for generations to come,” he said.
Meanwhile, Jeffrey Nartey, the spokesperson for the Coalition of La Residents, pledged to ensure that the La traditional authorities utilize the lands for the intended purposes.
“We so trust our traditional authorities that they will do what exactly they have said and we as the youth are also going to ensure that we have constant interactions with them to monitor and ensure that exactly that is done to the benefit of today’s generation and the future,” he stated.