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“The state purchased National Cathedral grounds in 1910” – Minister of Lands

According to Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Samuel Abu Jinapor, the state bought the land on which the National Cathedral is being constructed in 1910.
He claimed that a Certificate of Title proved that the roughly 16.26-acre block of land was purchased by the State on September 29, 1910.

Mr. Abu Jinapor responded to a question on the floor of the Parliament on Tuesday by stating that the property was, therefore, public land and that Article 257 (1) of the Constitution had granted it to the president of the republic in trust for and on behalf of the people.

“The state purchased National Cathedral grounds in 1910” – Minister of Lands

The sector minister was present to react to a query from Mr. Kwame Agbodza, a representative from the Adaklu District of the House of Representatives.

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Mr. Agbodza questioned whether the land on which the National Cathedral was being built had been taken by eminent domain and, if so if the prior owners had been fairly compensated.

“Mr. Speaker, according to section three of the Public Lands Ordinance, 1876 (Cap 134), the prevailing statute at the time, the pre-acquisition proprietors were properly compensated.

“The property is thus public land, vested in the president of the Republic on behalf of and in trust for the people of Ghana,” he stated.

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