Catholic bishops unhappy over high rate of land grabbing

Pulse | 17 October 2016

Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference meeting in Tamale.

In a communiqué issued by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference at the end of their annual plenary assembly held in Tamale in the Northern Region lamented the rate at which multinational companies indiscriminately acquire lands leading to displacement of occupants.   The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference has expressed outrage over the increasing rate of land grabbing in the country.

This was contained in a communiqué issued by the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference at the end of their annual plenary assembly held in Tamale in the Northern Region. “We are unhappy with the growing incidence of land grab in the country and the indiscriminate acquisition of large tracts of land by multinational corporations, usually led by greedy and unpatriotic indigenes.”  “While we do not discourage investment in food production and opportunities for industrialization, we condemn land acquisition that robs Ghanaians of their heritage and impacts negatively on the ecosystems and food cultures of our people.”

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