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The Okyeman Youth Association has registered its displeasure at a private estate developer for allegedly acquiring some lease lands they described as illegal.

The youth group, led by its president, Archibald Ntiri-Acquah, says it is only the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amotia Ofori Panin, who has the sole right to lease lands under the stool lands regulations.

At a press conference held at Kyebi Tuesday, July 26, 2022, the Association demanded that the private developer produce receipt of payment of the lands within 48 hours or face legitimate confrontation.

Kofi Anokye, operator of KOANS Estate Solutions acquired an 8,000 hectre of land on lease around Nsawam from two families, Mankata and Quansah in Accra.

But the Youth group says the procedure for the lease is fraudulent, null and void.

“His claim of ownership based on an alleged sale of this land to the Mankata and Quansah families by the Apedwa stool is fraudulent and same is illegally untenable. The Okyeman is the immemorial allodial owner of all lands in Akyem Abuakwa. Thus per the record of the Ofori Panin, there has been no evidence of any land transaction with Mankata and Quansah families. All the claims by Mr Kofi Anokye are a public admission of fraud and deliberate misrepresentation of facts,” he explained.

The Okyeman Youth Association’s press conference stems from recent claims by Mr. Anokye, a private estate developer to the effect that, he has acquired about eight thousand hectres of Akyem Abuakwa lands from the Mankata and Quansah families.

The youth served notice to the private developer, Mr. Anokye, not to step foot at Okyeman for his personal safety following his recent attacks on the Okyenhene.

He has also been cautioned to refrain from his continued public assault on the dignity of the Ofori Panin Stool.

The Okyeman Youth Association said the orchestrated vilification of His Royal Majesty the Okyenhene and Okyeman by Kofi Anokye and his surrogates has eroded the patience of the leadership of the Okyeman Youth Association .

“OYA wants to state unequivocally that, it will be unable to restrain its members from their legitimate confrontation to the theft of Akyem Abuakwa lands which was won by blood and sweat of our ancestors,” Ntiri-Acquah stressed.

By Yvonne Neequaye|EasternRegion|