The Peki Traditional Area in the South Dayi District of the Volta Region has welcomed the Supreme Court ruling on the disputed land case with Tsito, with wild jubilation.
The Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision on November 06, 2019, ruled that the Tsito-Peki land dispute be continued by the Land Court 4 (High Court).
Moments after the news broke, streets in Peki came alive with warrior groups, and community members celebrating the victory.
Mr Bernard Duose, President of Peki Union, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the Judiciary had delivered justice, and described the judgement as the “biggest Peki has had so far”.
He said the case, which took off in 1957 had been fraught with “needless appeals,” stretching it over several decades.
“Tsito people must allow the case to continue smoothly. They must stop the back and forth to the Supreme Court, and let the substantive case at the High Court be trashed out,” he said.
Mr Duose said Peki had given strong evidence in the case at the High Court, which he alleged Tsito had failed to counter, and was sure victory awaited Peki.
“We will win because we have given evidence fully. Tsito has been running away from evidence. The new ruling calls for Peki to rejoice.
Mr Kweku Adom, a spokesperson for Togbe Gobo Dake XII, Fiaga of Tsito, said they were studying the ruling together with their lawyers and would come out with the next line of action soon.