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Presbyterian Church drags Municipal Assembly to court

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The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), has instituted legal action against the Kwahu West Municipal Assembly at the Nkawkaw High Court.

The Church took the action following a technical advice the assembly gave towards the construction of a place of convenience on PCG’s acquired land for the Abipotia community and the Municipal Assembly Junior High School without consulting it.

The six-seater septic tank place of convenience was constructed by the New Apostolic Church at the cost of GH¢6,800 to solve the sanitation problem in the community.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Alex Somuah Obeng, disclosed this at the inauguration of the project at Abipotia near Nkawkaw.

He said the assembly was spending GH¢1,000 to contest the case at the High Court, which could have been used to finance other development projects in the community.

The MCE said the New Apostolic Church last year informed the assembly that the Abipotia community had released a piece of land to them for the construction of a public place of convenience for the community and the JHS and wanted technical advice from its engineers.

He said the assembly therefore detailed its Works Engineer and the Environmental Health Officer to inspect the site and offered them the needed technical advice only to receive sermons from the Nkawkaw High Court few days later that the assembly had trespassed on PCG’s land.

When the Kwahu Presbytery Public Relations Officer, Mr Ayim Akoto, was contacted, he said the church acquired the land in the community a few years ago and constructed a Primary school on a portion of it.

He said the Church intended to use the rest for other developmental projects adding, the New Apostolic Church should have consulted them before constructing the amenity.

Mr Akoto said the PCG initially advised the New Apostolic church and the community to stop construction work on the project but they failed to heed the advice.

The Koforidua Area Apostle of the New Apostolic Church, Apostle Andrew Boakye, said the Church realized that there was no public place of convenience in the community and therefore decided to construct one for them on humanitarian grounds to solve the sanitation problems in the area.

He said the church had constructed projects, which include a bridge and also presented wheel chairs to the physically challenge in the area and other parts of the country as its social responsibility.

Source: GNA

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