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Tension Brews Between Bunso and Nsutam Over Land Dispute

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A dispute between the people of Bunso and Nsutam over the ownership of land space at the Bunso roundabout on the main Accra Kumasi Highway has escalated, leading to a physical confrontation between the youth of Nsutam and the Chief of Bunso.

The tension came to a head on Tuesday, May 9, when the youth of Nsutam took down a signage embossed with Bunso, which was mounted by the chief of Bunso at the GOIL fuel station close to the Linda Dor Rest stop at the roundabout on the main Accra Kumasi Highway. The incident was captured in a viral video that showed the youth of Nsutam pulling down the signage while the Chief of Bunso attempted to prevent them from doing so.

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According to sources, the land in question was traditionally owned by the people of Asiakwa, but it was given to the residents of Nsutam to settle there. However, with the increasing market and commercial activities in the area, the Chief of Bunso has been trying to forcibly take ownership of the land, an issue that the youth of Nsutam have vowed to resist.

The longstanding administrative issue between the Fanteakwa South District Assembly, where Nsutam is located, and the Abuakwa South Municipal Assembly, which Bunso falls under, has also been a bone of contention. The dispute is over who is responsible for collecting business operating permits and other taxes from business and property owners at the popular junction.

For the most part, the situation has been contained, thanks to the timely intervention of police personnel stationed at the roundabout. However, the situation remains tense, with the potential for further confrontations if the issue is not resolved soon.

It is important for both parties to engage in peaceful dialogue and find an amicable solution to the dispute. Violence and physical confrontations will not solve the issue, and it is essential for the authorities to step in and mediate to ensure that the situation is resolved in a peaceful and fair manner.

In a nutshell, land disputes are not new in Ghana, and they often lead to unnecessary confrontations and violence. It is important for the authorities to enforce the laws and regulations regarding land ownership to prevent such disputes from escalating. Moreover, the people involved in land disputes must exercise restraint and engage in peaceful dialogue to resolve their issues amicably.

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