Over two hundred people living within the Kola Tree community at Calaba town have persistently prevented land grabbers within their community.
Since the community was allocated plots of land by government in 2002-3, some group of people within the area emerged that the said land was their private property taken away from them by government.
The community people said the group had been attempting to brush on the land for which they were prevented on several occasions. That situation had gone on which have drawn the attention of the deputy lands minister Daniel Gaima to the community last Wednesday.
During the visit by the minister, he requested that the inhabitants at the Kola Tree community see him last Friday with their land documents for verification.
On Friday, at the deputy ministers office, he told the community people that he called them because of persistent complaints made against them by a group of people claiming to be the property owners of the land given to them by government.
Mr Gaima said they as government would not hastily take decisions on such matters and that that was why he requested them to present their land documents for investigation.
Responding the community chairman, A Kargbo told the minister that the land in question was legally given to them by government after they went through the legal procedures.
He said they only came as a committee after they went through the processes for development, contrary to what was construed that they secured the land because they were community people.
“We applied like any other applicant for the land and it took us several years before government awarded us our building permits and other certificates for the land to be legally ours.