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Tension brews at Gulkpegu Dungu over sale of school land


Tension is brewing at Gulkpe-Dungu in the Sagnarigu district of the Northern Region following attempt to sell a piece of land belonging Anglican Education Unit.

Pupils and teachers in the cluster of schools in the area  on Tuesday demonstrated against the decision of the Wulana in the community who they suspected of trying to demarcate the land for sell.

Some concern youth in the area have taken it upon themselves to protect the land and warn that any further move to sale the land could spark violent in the community.

The about 15 acres of land was given to the Anglican education unit over a decade ago for cluster of school including future Anglican Senior High School. 

School management says the suspect the Wulana in Gulkpe Dungu of spearheading the sale. Head teacher of Anglican JHS in Gulkpegu Dungu Issah Abdallah told Zaa News that all major stakeholders including Sagnarigu education director, District Chief Executive for Sagnarigu, the Northern Regional Police Command and the School Management Committee (SMC) have been duly informed about the situation. “The matter is a very serious one and security agencies need to intervene before it escalate into violent; ’’Mr Abdallah appealed.

 Some community members who are bent of protecting the school land according to our sources slept in the bush on Tuesday to lay ambush on anyone trying to demarcate the land.

Teachers in the school were however taken by surprise when some people stormed the school land to demarcate portions of it for sale.  Zaa News gathered that the DCE for Sagnarigu, Alhassan Mohammed Sorugudoo together with some community’ members went to Gulkpe-Naa Palace to fine solution to the matter.

At the meeting with the paramount Chief of Tamale, the Gulkpe Naa according to our source told the DCE and the community members that he will not allow the school land to be encroached.

When Zaa News contacted the Coordinator of Gulkpegu Customary Land Secretariat who doubles as the Secretary to the Gulkpe Naa, Mohammed Abdulai Rashad said he has no knowledge of the issue and that it has not yet reach his desk.

 He however asked if the Anglican education unit has allocation letter and lease covering the land. These documents Mr Rashad said are very important in matters regarding land disputes. 


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