The Dzaasetse and Acting Chief of Weija, in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, Nii Ogdedada Boafo Danyina-Nse I, representing the Ashale Blafo Family has called on government to do the needful by paying the family their fair share of the Weija Dam Compensation.
The traditional leader pointed out that some compensation have been paid to unlawful individuals parading themselves as decendants and beneficiaries of the families whose land affected from the construction of the weija Dam.
According to Nii Danyina-Nse I, he breakdown of the unlawful payment are as follows:
Daniel Akwaah Sackey 4,030,067.36, Robert
Akwei Annan/Ni Tetteh Annan, 1,871,710.19, Dora Addo/Kojo Sackey 2,090,486.95, and Emmanuel Ashley/Kabu Cobblah 2,563,902.76.
The traditional leader made a passionate appeal the president of the republic to set up a commission of inquiry to determine the circumstance under which some miscreants, as listed above, were paid the weja Dam compensation which has been lingering for the past forty-four (44) years.
“Mr President its been forty-four ( 44) years after our forefathers gave the government over 13,000 acres of land for the construction of the dam, we are yet to receive any compensation”, he stressed.
According to Nii Danyina-Nse I, there have been several correspondences between our side and successive governments over the need to speed up processes for the compensations to be paid to its rightful owners.
He recalled that, they have organized press conferences to drum home our point all to no avail.”It could be recalled that at the sod cutting on the 10th Day of December 2019 by your good self for the construction of the Weija Senior High School (SHS), I Ogbedada Boafo Danyina-Nse , appealed to you Mr President to as matter of urgency pay the compensation for the land government acquired since independence”, he stated.
“In your response Mr President you assured us, the Chief and the people of Weija that you will see to it that the right thing is done. It saddens our hearts that upon all the assurances government has gone ahead in the month of April and May this year have paid fifty percent (50) of the Weija Dam compensation to miscreants in clear disregard to we the landowners”, he added.
“we request your high office to urgently set up a committee of inquiry to look into the matter and reverse the anomaly as soon as possible”, Nii Danyina-Nse I, emphasised.
Nii Danyina-Nse I, seized the opportunity to plead with government to tackle the issues of deplorable road network within the Weija community, especially Weija junction, oblogo and Djama junction among other.
Explaining further, the traditional leader lamented on the nature of the roads which he said makes it unmotorable especially during rainy season.
He sited the road at Weija junction saying, that particular area is a water lock making the road to get easily washed away. He therefore called on the engineers to find a permanent solution, taking into consideration the nature of the area, this Nii Danyina-Nse I, stated will inform the decision of the type of materials to employ.
He also emphasised on the need for the construction of wider and deep gutters to accommodate the rainy water which often flow from the hilly surroundings amidst mud as washed down the hills during heavy downpour making the gutters get chocked more often.
The traditional leader also urged management of Ghana Water Company to as part of their Corporate Social Responsibilies (CSR) also provide the Weija community with Schools and Hospitals
By Kingsley Asiedu