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Ekissi Royal Family claims ownership of lands

Takoradi, March 31, GNA - The Ekissi Royal Stool Family of Kwesimintsim on Monday, claimed ownership of lands at the Windy Ridge, the Aerodrome Site and the Market Circle, all in Takoradi in the Western Region.

Ebusuapanyin John Yankey of the Essil Kwaw House of the Stool Family, which is also known as the Egodzi Essoun Royal Stool Family, announced the claim at a press conference in Takoradi.

He urged government to pay royalties on the lands to the Stool Family.

Ebusuapanyin Yankey recounted that the government of the Gold Coast acquired the lands as public lands by virtue of certificate of title, Takoradi Town Acquisition of 1947.

According to him, following the acquisition of the lands as public lands, the stool family had neither been paid nor received any royalties from government, hence the move to reclaim them.

GNA

Source: GNA Story (http://www.ghananewsagency.org/social/ekissi-royal-family-claims-ownership-of-lands-72917)
Published: 2014-03-31 22:59:28
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