GHANA TO REBUILD NIGERIAN HIGH COMMISSION’S DEMOLISHED STRUCTURE
The Government of Ghana has said it would rebuild the structure demolished within the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra on June 19.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the Nigerian High Commission purchased the said building, but it did not obtain a Land Title Certificate and a building permit, Ghana’s foreign ministry said.
While expressing regret over the incident, the Government of Ghana promised to ensure that the persons responsible for the demolition would be made to face the wrath of the law.
“Following the arrest of some persons connected to the breach of the premises of the High Commission of Nigeria, the Criminal Investigation Department will expedite action on investigations, given the delicate nature of the matter and its potential ramifications on Ghana–Nigeria relations,” Hon Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said.
Referring to the land dispute reported in the media, the Foreign minister confirmed that Nigeria officially leased the land belonging to the Osu Traditional Council in August 2000.
The Ghana Government has promised, “to issue a Land Title Certificate to the High Commission of Nigeria to regularize its ownership of the property in question.”