An interest group fighting for the return of the lands of La to be returned to its traditional owners has listed at least four Ministerial nominees who had perjured themselves before the Appointments Committee of Parliament over disputed lands.
The group says the Ministers lied about the La lands when they had appeared for vetting.
The list of alleged liars, according to the Coalition of La Associations, include Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Trade Minister, Alan Kyeremanten, Lands Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor and Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul.
The Coalition has written to the Chairman of the Appointments Committee to draw attention to the alleged perjuries.
“La General Hospital; after its demolition has not been attended to, there is no contractor on site. There is absolutely no construction work at the La General Hospital site as wrongly stated by Mr. Agyemang-Manu during his vetting,” the group charged the Health Minister.
For Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, it wrote, “Mr. Dominic Nitiwul lied under oath about the Military taking over La Lands. As of this morning, the Military is still encroaching on lands earmarked to be returned to the original owners, the La Stool. The Military annexation of La Lands and brutalities meted out to La citizens may come to a head soon.”
Lands Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor was named as a person of interest to the people of La because of his promise that the people’s lands will be returned to them, demanding that he ensures that.
“Mr. Alan Kyeremanten made statements on the Trade Fair Redevelopment project which are of interest to the La Chiefs and people, especially the youth who are expectant of jobs when the project commences,” it said.
The Coalition added, “We expect that your Committee will demand answers from Ken Ofori-Atta when he appears before you relative to the Trade Fair Redevelopment Project commencement.”
Their statement was signed by Spokesman, Oscar Glover.