Palanquin or Private Jet?Niimei's VISA to Accra: *Will you ride in a palanquin to NAM-1 or Ataa Ayi's father's funeral?*
Prince-Derick Adjei queries if these corrupt leaders will either ride in palanquin or private jet...
Ghanaians are waiting with bated breath and watching closely to see how Ghana's delegation to the UK for the Queen's funeral will arrive... Recently the Okyehene attempted to drive in a convoy of horn-tooting vehicles to La during the annual ban on Drumming and Noisemaking but had to Abbott that mission because he was told the consequences of such an act.
Gabby Asare Ochre-Darko sponsored a front page article in Nana Akufo Addo's Statesman newspaper titled "Niimei's VISA to Accra" insinuating that nobody needs to respect the culture of the people of Accra.
For those who pride themselves in their Culture, Customs, and Traditions and revere their Chiefs to do the opposite in other jurisdictions can only mean disrespect or an open invitation to violent reaction. The funeral of the father of Joseph Siaw Agyepong witnessed yet another incident of grave disrespect which was promptly stopped by the Ga Chiefs and Asafoatsemei present.
The Ga People are very HOSPITABLE but can be HOSTILE if you dare them, the result will.be you being HOSPITALISED or worse...* For someone purporting to be a Chief, sent by his Paramount Chief to go into the jurisdiction of another Paramountcy without prior notification and due courtesy is sacrilege; For that purported Chief to allow himself to be carried in a palanquin to a funeral ground amid taunting dances claiming to be the Over-Lord or owner of the Land is to be courting his funeral.
The Zoomlion Funeral at the Forecourt of the State House but for the intervention of the bereaved would have seen the re-enactment of the Katamanso War. If you use the Media to systematically erase the Ga Language in Accra; If you abuse the Education Policy. on the use of Local Language as a medium of instruction in Accra; If you deliberately post Ga and Dangme language teachers outside the Greater Accra Region to create an artificial shortage;
THEN STEAL PRIME STATE LANDS TO ENRICH YOURSELF USING THE STATE...You must note that not all will forget and certainly not all will forgive...
Many were made instant millionaires because they were fraudulently allocated prime Accra Lands.
Zoomlion was fraudulently allocated prime State Land, plot number 14 of the Ambassador Hotel Planning Scheme on Christmas eve of 2007 by President John Agyekum Kufuor. We know how paupers became millionaires in Ghana, so let nobody force us to go there. Manasseh Azure Awini's Fourth Estate and the World Bank may have more to say about Corruption laden Borla contracts and fake Fumigation contracts used to siphon COVID-19 funds.
We will not be quiet as we are dispossessed of Our Lands, Our Language, Our Culture, Our Customs, and Our Heritage and be disrespected too by the very perpetrators.
Strangely, after the recent return of the State Acquired Lands in the Ashanti Region by President Akufo Addo through E.I. 432 which included Lands occupied by the Military and other government institutions.
Some persons including OccupyGhana have insisted that Greater Accra Lands must not be returned because Government still needs Lands whiles others claim that Lands acquired by the State before the 1992 Constitution must not be returned even though the Constitution inherited other previous Constitutions and Laws including Decrees, and the GovernmentofGhana inherited the colonial government of the Gold Coast and its covenants.
OccupyGhana should tell Ghanaians whether the Ashanti Lands or the Achimota Forest were acquired after 1993 when the current Constitution came into force and if not, what they are going to do to reverse the return of those lands. Indeed, if the government needs more Lands to develop, is it only in Accra that government wants to have those developments, or do other regions of Ghana also require development,nts, therefore the government should Compulsorily acquire Lands in the other regions? Ultimately they will say "GO TO COURT, go to court"
if you want. However, recent surveys show that Ghanaians have lost confidence in the Judicial system, both on the Bench and the bar. `Lawyers have become Liars.`Judges have become materialistic; some exchange Goats and Yams for favorable judges whiles others are fixated on auctioned State Vehicles and fraudulently allocated State Lands and Bungalows at ridiculous prices...
The interpretation of the Constitution by the Supreme Court which is deemed to be law is not sacrosanct and therefore there is room for review to avoid a travesty of justice. One interpretation requiring a Judicial Review is the LA MANTSE Nii Kpobi Tettey Tsuru II vs Attorney General judgment.
The interpretation of Article 20 (5) (6) of the Constitution of Ghana regarding the first right of refusal to the Original Land Owners in the event of a return of State Lands was in error. The Supreme Court interpretation equated "Public Interest" with
"Public Purpose" and therefore a State Land being given to private persons rather than the Original Land Owners provided the private person uses the Land forcibly taken by the State from the original Land Owners for a project that the public can have access to (e.g the IEA Hotel) even though the private person
(e.g. Jean Adukwei Mensa and family)make money from that and not the Original Land Owners nor the State which forcibly took the land from the Original Land Owners for a particular public purpose other than the private purpose it is being currently used for. Many government projects (e.g. Agenda 111 Hospital projects)are having difficulty securing Lands because nobody trusts the government to take their lands for a stated project knowing that such Lands will be allocated to private persons or some wasteful venture (e.g Cathedral)in the future.
Unexplained Wealth and hiding of proceeds of Corruption and Money Laundering should spur the Special Prosecutor to investigate the cases of Land Looting brought to his attention, including the Cantonments Civil Aviation Land which is the Crown jewel.
Nobody must be considered a sacred cow, above the law, or entitled to the property of others. Ghana is a Unitary State, a Republic whose people are equal without distinction, one people with a Common Destiny under the Laws and Constitution of Ghana. May God guide us on the above path even as our dear country goes through the most difficult patch in its history. Author: Prince-Derek Adjei Son of the current La Jaasetse, Head of the Royal Family] #SeeSomething #SaySomething