The Chief of Aburi, Otoobuor Djan Kwasi II

The Chief of Aburi, Otoobuor Djan Kwasi II, has blamed the recent landslide on the Aburi Mountains on construction works on the hill.

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According to him, the indiscriminate sale of lands by some clan heads on the rockface has altered the nature of the rocks, causing them to tumble.

“This issue is worrying but there is nothing I can do about it because the lands belong to clans and their elders sell them at my blindside,” he said in an interview on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem, Monday.

Some rock particles and debris have eroded from the Aburi Mountain unto the highway blocking a part of the road.

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The development has occasioned a closure of the road in spite of steel mesh over the slope to be held by anchor bolts.

The situation, the Aburi chief said is being treated with urgency as lives of indigenes on the Akwapim ridge are in danger.

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Otoobuor Kwasi said the clan heads who sold the lands without authorisation from the Traditional Council will be punished.

He could not fathom why the District Assembly has not taken any action against those building on top of the hill.

The Aburi chief appealed to the government to act swiftly because houses are being built on dangerous grounds.

Source: Ghana | | Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman