Government to pay ¢120 million judgement debt for unlawful possession of National Cathedral land

National Cathedral project
National Cathedral project

The Land Commission of Ghana and the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led government are been taken on by the Waterstone Reality estate management group for unlawful demolition of an apartment complex in their bid to make way for the construction of the National Cathedral.

The Waterstone Reality Estate Limitedherein referred to as the plaintiff filed the court case at the Supreme Court on 9th November, 2022 summoning the Lands Commission of Ghana as the defendant.

The basis of the rift is that an apartment complex that was built by the Waterstone Reality Limited was pulled down and the land cleared up for the construction of the National Cathedral.

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As part of the writ of summon, the Plaintiff demands that court claims for them

  1. The sum of $4,721,000.00 as market value for the two storey multipurpose building complex that was demolished at the time of compulsory possession.
  2. A further sum of $995,508.00 as the difference in terms of market value of the two storey building complex as of May 2018 when the land was possessed.
  3. A sum of $54,000.00 being loss of rent.
  4. General damages and cost including cost of solicitors.

This brings about the staggering GH¢ 120 million that Ghanaian taxpayers would soon be saddled with as judgment debt.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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