The Member of Parliament for Kpone Katamanso Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Mr. Joseph Tettey, says his outfit is in talks with relevant stakeholders, including the law enforcement agencies and Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Assembly, to deal with people who have adopted illegal mechanisms to sell lands earmarked for development at Appolonia Town.
He said it would be a dent to his reputation and office to watch criminals resort to using illegal mechanism in selling lands allocated for community development purposes.
“I will not sit down and watch with my hands folded in between my thigh while some selfish indigenes of Appolonia Town go around selling lands earmarked for schools, hospitals and other projects,” he said.
The MP, popularly referred to as ‘Joe T’ made the statement in an interview following a call on him by the Board Chairman of Appolonia City, Mr. Daniel Tetteh, for his outfit to intervene in the illegal sale of lands at Appolonia Town.
Over the past few years, Appolonia Town has been faced with issues of land encroachment and sale of reserved lands meant for the construction and expansion of schools and hospitals.
Some lands which were reserved for developmental projects at Appolonia Town have been taken-over and sold to private developers.
Those involved are syndicates who resort to the use of forged documents to convince interested buyers.
Last week, at the 75th anniversary launch of Appolonia Methodist School, the Board Chairman of Appolonia City – who is also the Executive Chairman of Ronidany Company Limited, appealed to the office of the MP, Municipal Assembly and leadership of the Ga Adangbe community who are currently serving in the current administration to intervene in the issue.
Mr. Tettey said it is sad to witness an increase in illegal sales of community land to private developers at Appolonia Town.
Since he resumed office in 2020, he said his office had been busy looking for ways to address the developmental challenges within Appolonia Town and the entire Kpone- Katamanso area.
Mr. Tettey mentioned road networks, expansion of the Appolonia School, new police post and hospitals as some of the major areas his outfit is working on.
According to him, he has toured every part of the constituency and documented developmental challenges confronting Kpone-Katamanso, adding that efforts are being made to address those issues.
Mr. Tettey said the challenges confronting Kpone- Katamanso, especially Appolonia Town, cannot be solved if the people do not work as a team.
“We need unity and selflessness among inhabitants of Kpone-Kantamanso to address the problems which confront the people,” he said.
Mr. Tettey said he is excited and thankful to the management of Appolonia City for putting up one of the best residential hubs in West Africa.
He described Appolonia City as a model project that has enhanced and opened up the entire Appolonia Town, and brought a great image to the entire Ghana in the eyes of the International community.
Mr. Tettey said he wishes that more of such projects can be done in Appolonia Town and the entirety of Kpone-Katamanso, since it would continue to open the place to huge business opportunities.
“This is why we cannot allow miscreants to use their own selfish interests to halt the growth of Kpone-Kantamanso and its surrounding communities,” he said.
He also urged companies who have benefitted from Appolonia Town, especially at Kpone where many companies are located, to help contribute their quota to development in the Kpone-Katamanso constituency.
According to him, he has already visited a few companies who have vowed to contribute in the development of Kpone-Katamanso.
“I am calling on all those companies to come on board and help develop the constituency,” Mr. Tettey said.
He emphasised that his mandate is to serve his people, and he will not let them down.