Squatters at Cantonments appeal for more time to evict.
Squatters and artisans occupying a large parcel of land on the Kumodji/Flair road at cantonments, a suburb of Accra are appealing to the government to intervene in an imbroglio between them and the alleged owners of the land.
Speaking to The Chronicle last Saturday, they alleged that they are being harassed by land guards claiming to represent the owner of the land.
According to them, they had lived on the land for between 17 and 35 years, but have been given just one month to leave the place, and that they want the time extended for them.
They also told The Chronicle that they know they are occupying the land illegally and are not, therefore, laying claim to the place. All what they are pleading for, they continued, is enough breather to find an alternative place to move to.
The land was acquired by the State on 23/8/1894 for the Hausa Reserve, and was being used by the Department of Parks and Gardens as a nursery for quite a long period until it was abandoned and occupied by these squatters.
They are, therefore, appealing to the government to intervene so that they can have enough time to prepare and leave the area.