The Greater Accra Regional Minster has cautioned self-acclaimed owners of state lands in the region. 

Henry Quartey said the claim and the selling of those lands should be stopped immediately. 

According to the Minister, the sale of government land by land guards is unlawful will not be countenanced. 

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, September 27, Mr Quartey said persons found selling government lands will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

“I caution those engaged in selling government lands and deploying land guards to desist from it, as the Regional Security Council will deal swiftly with any acts of lawlessness from such groups”, he warned.

He also added that the pulling down of structures at Ramsar sites will soon commence.

“I am being told by some people, I will not be going after [those occupying Ramsar sites]. 

Tell them, I am coming. Very soon, we will beat the Ramsar sites and if we find that, a church is sitting on a waterway, mark my words, we will pull it down,” he added. 

The Regional Minister has vowed to demolish buildings within the core zone of the Ramsar site at Sakumono with plans that, his outfit, will earmark specific buildings for demolition based on a report from experts.

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