Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has come to the defense of the occupants of the Tamale based Timber Market, located between the Aboabo Commercial Bank and the main forest, describing the action as unacceptable.
In a visit to the timber market on May 1, 2021, the leader who doubles as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South Constituency told Joy News that he could not understand that market was being for sale.
“One certainly cannot fathom why persons currently occupying the land and using it for their economic activities or sale of timber and other construction material are being asked to vacate the land. I simply cannot accept that the timber market will be on sale or for sale,” he told myjoyonline reporter.
“I am speaking in a representative capacity as Member of Parliament for Tamale, urging and requesting the Minister for Lands, the Lands Commission and the Regional Lands Commission to reverse the sale of the Tamale timber land”, he added.
He assured the occupants of the space that he was going to make official statement to right authority to investigate the matter, adding that people’s appetite for government lands in increasing.
“Further, I will make formal representations to the Minister for Lands to investigate the indiscriminate sale of public lands in the Tamale Municipality and whether the rise of current/original occupants is being respected by the expectations of the provisions available in the Land Law and the constitution”, he said.
It will be recalled that one Facebook page, bearing the name Bashiru BejeJugu about a week ago made a post accusing one Alhaji FATUHU as the one scheming to buy the said land.
“The open space between the Ghana Commercial Bank and the SHELL Filling Station at the Tamale Timber Market has been sold to Alhaji Fatuhu, the notorious government lands buyer by the northern Regional lands commission manager…”, BejeJugu alleged.