Gov't takes over CSIR lands

By Wendy Amarteifio
Government takes over CSIR lands

Government is said to have taken over the lands for an affordable housing project destroying research works, of which staffs at the CSIR recently demonstrated against.

Parliament has condemned the Ga West Municipal Assembly for invading the lands of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) around Amasaman for developmental projects.

A report of the environment science and technology committee of parliament has described the action of the Assembly as unaccepted.

Addressing parliament yesterday, the Member of Parliament for Amasaman Emmanuel Nii Okai Laryea says the Ministry of Works and Housing is in support of the invasion.

“The entire land has been taken over by the Ministry of Works and Housing to undertake what it claims to be an unaffordable housing project” he said.

He added that if the Government is serious to ensuring that science and Technology be boosted in the country, it mustn’t take lands that belong to the CSIR.

Member of Parliament for Amasaman, Emmanuel Nii Okai Laryea

This is because, that is the only land that houses the animal research institute, crops and food research institute of which the entire land of about 100 acres has been taken.

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He, therefore, called on the Government to release the land.

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