The Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has given a 48-hour ultimatum to people working on a 200-acre land, belonging to the Animal Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), to stop their operations and move out.
The institute has over the years complained about the increasing level of encroachment of up to about 800 acres of its over 1,000-acre land by land guards.
Speaking to the media, the Chairman of the Accra REGSEC, Henry Quartey, threatened to clear all unlawfully established structures on the remaining lands without notice.
The Minister said, the Adentan Municipal Assembly and the Animal Research Institute have issued warnings to developers within the perimeter to halt any development.
But he said, with all efforts, these warnings have been “largely ignored by these encroachers with impunity.”
He further said that drastic measures were needed to deal with the rate at which people have encroached on the land to protect the remaining 200-acre land.
“REGSEC Is hereby giving 48 hours notice from now, to all those who are putting up such unauthorized structures within the fenced wall to pack their tools and materials from the land without fail.”
“Any persons found loitering on the fenced 200-acre land after the deadline will be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the land,” the minister added.