The Greater Accra Regional Security Council has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to illegal developers on some lands belonging to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

The developers, who have taken over portions of land belonging to the Animal Research Institute under the CSIR, have been asked to relocate.

Speaking to the media after a site visit, the Chairman of the Accra REGSEC, Henry Quartey, threatened to demolish all unlawfully erected lands without notice should they fail to adhere to the order.

“REGSEC is hereby giving a 48hr notice from now to all those who are putting up such unauthorized structures within the fenced wall to pack their tools and materials from the land without fail.

“Any persons found loitering on the fenced 200-acre land after the deadline will be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the land,” the minister added.

For years, unscrupulous persons have sold nearly 800 acres of these lands and more recently have started encroaching on the remaining 200 acres.

An issue, the Institute has complained about vehemently and demanded action from the government.

Touching on this, the Minister said the illegality will not continue under his watch.

According to him, he has put in place drastic measures to arrest the “growing impunity”.

The Greater Accra Regional Minister had earlier warned the illegal developers to relocate.

“I have received complaints from some government officials that government lands are being encroached. An example is what we see at CSIR. It is said that people have the effrontery to take over government property.

“REGSEC will meet soon, and I will make a decision in no time. I will ensure that the situation is dealt with in no time,” he said in an interview after inspecting the boundaries of the institute.