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C/R: Land guards attack block factory workers in Gomoa Millennium City

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Workers of a block factory at Gomoa Millennium City in the Central Region of Ghana were violently attacked by a group of land guards. The attackers, numbering about 20, wielded dangerous weapons such as machetes and clubs. The incident occurred when the land guards stormed the factory to search for some workers who had a disagreement with the sub-chief of the area.

During the attack, three persons sustained serious injuries as the land guards could not find their persons of interest. Two of the victims had their arms slashed while the third suffered an open wound on his face. Eric Nyamekye, a driver at the block factory, disclosed that the Youth Chief (Mmerantehene) of Millennium City rammed their truck for transporting blocks to customers with his Toyota Landcruiser.

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Nyamekye added that the chief slapped him when he approached him to demand for a repair of the damaged area of the truck. Some of the workers who sustained cutlass wounds were rushed to the hospital for treatment. The owner of the block factory, Enoch Ashia, has reported the incident to the police, but no action has been taken yet.

This incident is an example of the increasing rate of land guard activities in Ghana. Land guards, also known as land protectors, are individuals or groups hired by landowners to protect their property from encroachment. However, they often exceed their mandate and engage in violent activities, including assault, murder, and destruction of property.

It is important that the authorities take swift action to curb this menace to ensure the safety of citizens and foreigners who invest in Ghana. Landowners must also be cautious in their dealings with land guards and avoid acts that could provoke violent reactions.

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