Officials of the Lands Commission and police personnel, on Wednesday stormed Windy Ridge, a suburb of Takoradi, with bulldozers to demolish unauthorised structures on government land.

The team pulled down buildings belonging to Madam Haggai Nkrumah at Windy Ridge, near the Takoradi polytechnic around 0500 hours.

They also ordered Madam Nkrumah to vacate a Government bungalow, which the Western Regional Lands Commissioner, Mr. George Frimpong, claimed she had occupied illegally.

Madam Nkrumah, who resisted the exercise, was escorted by the police and handed over to the Takoradi Central Police Station.

Mr. Frimpong told journalists that Madam Nkrumah occupied the government bungalow without permission from the Commission, or the Regional Coordination Council.

He said the illegal occupant had built additional houses on government land hence the demolition and ejection from the bungalow.

Mr Frimpong  said the land was legally acquired by the Government in 1947 from chiefs and families in Takoradi for infrastructural development for the state.

He said the land in question was part of the Takoradi Polytechnic land reserved for future expansion, and warned that all illegal structures on the land would be demolished.

Source: GNA

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