Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor has justified the engagement of a private company Messrs Aynok Holdings Limited to retrieve and protect Aviation lands at Adenta.

The Minority through Deputy Ranking member for Committee on Lands and Forestry, Alhassan Suhuyini had questioned the basis for government engaging a company owned by one Clement Dzato to engage in land guard activities.

But answering questions from the Tamale North MP, the Minister explained the company was engaged in 2012 by the Mahama Administration because the Lands Commission lacks the capacity to protect government lands from encroachers.

The Damango MP further revealed additional agreements were signed by the Nana Akufo-Addo administration to secure other government lands.