Ghanaian Govt Vows To Rebuild Demolished Nigerian Embassy Staff Quarters

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The Ghanaian government has promised to rebuild the demolished part of the Nigerian High Commission staff quarters.

Earlier on, some armed men invaded the consulate last week and demolished the building which was still under construction and meant for Nigerian High Commission staff.

Following the demolition, the Ghanaian minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Mrs Shirley Ayokor Botchewey has promised that the damages will be fixed, noting that Nigeria had paid for the land in question since 20 years ago.

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She said: “The Land Commission will formerly inform the Osu Traditional Council that in August 2000, offer was made to High Commission of Nigeria, irrespective of the title of land in question.

“The offer was accepted by the High Commission and payment was made accordingly that constituted a contract.

“The Land Commission will proceed to issue a Land Certificate to the High Commission of Nigeria, to regularise it’s ownership of the property in question.

“Ghana will take immediate steps to engage the Osu stool and all stakeholders on the impasse.

“Ghana will ensure that the demolished building is restored to its original state as soon as possible.

“The High Commission of Nigeria will take appropriate steps to obtain building permit for the construction.”

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