Ghana's relationship with Nigeria is at it's climax over demolished Nigerian building in Ghana
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Ghana's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchway hinted that,the government of Ghana is to ensure that the demolished structure that was erected on the compound of the Nigeria High Commission's residence is rebuilt as quick as possible.
According to the minister, the high commission has duly made payment for the parcel of land, hence any encroachment on the property constitute a breach. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
In a conference in Accra in the wake of the demolition of the structure by some unknown persons, the minister stated that "although, preliminary investigations show that the High Commission did not have the land title certificate,it had receipts of payment on the land made by Banker's Draft, payable to the Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission." She said.
" Ghana had had to constitute a committee made up of representatives of the ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, the Lands Commission, the National Security Secretariat and the Ghana Police Service to investigate the demolition of the building which was on the Nigeria High Commission's premises, located at 19/21 Julius Nyerere Street,Ringway Estates,East Ridge, Accra on Friday 19th June,2020." View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The incident has generated concerns within the Diplomatic Community,with many describing it as a breach of the Vienna Convention and Diplomatic Relations which stipulates that "the premises of the mission as well as the private residence of a diplomatic agent shall be inviolable."
Ms Shirley has assured that Ghana will not relent on it's primary obligations to protect and guarantee the safety of members of the Diplomatic Corps. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
"Among other things, the Lands Commission will proceed to issue a Land Title Certificate to the High Commission of Nigeria to regularize it's ownership of the property in question and also take immediate steps to engage the Osu Stool and all stakeholders on the impasse",the minister has said. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
" The Lands Commission will issue a letter to the Osu Traditional Council stating that in August 2000,a formal offer was made to the High Commission of Nigeria in respect of the parcel of land in question;the offer was accepted by the Nigerian High Commission and payments made, accordingly constituting a contract"
" Following the arrest of some persons connected to the breach of the premises of the high commission of Nigeria, the CID will expedite action on investigations, given the delicate nature of the matter and it's potential ramifications on the Ghana-Nigeria relations."
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A media briefing on the wake of the demolition of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.
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