Weija Dam Compensation …You Paid To “Unknown” Miscreants – Adanse Division To Gov’t


Elders of the Adanse Division of Ngleshie Alata Dynasty under the James Town Paramount stool in the Greater Accra Region (GAR) are contesting that the government has paid compensation for the compulsory acquisition of Weija water works lands to some wrong people parading themselves as royals from the stool.


This payment of compensation has been lingering from 1918 when the British colonial government acquired the said land for the Weija water works being operated by the Ghana Water Company Limited.

According to the elders, the Ngleshie Alata was due to be compensated by the government and the first compensation was due for payment in 2006 under the leadership of former President John Agyekum Kufour.

Speaking at a press conference held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, to lay the facts bare, Nii Sackey Akumia VI, Chief of Ngleshie Adanse said as a result of the payment of the compensation, the then Paramount Chief of James Town, the late Nii Kojo Ababio V made an attempt to take hold of the money but was restricted by the High Court in a judgement obtained by Nii Sackey Akumia and two others on December 15, 2008.

‘It has come to our notice that in spite of the calls that we have made to the government led by president Nana Akufo Addo, his government has gone ahead to release part of the money to some unknown individuals claiming to be members of the family, he said.

The Chief, however, noted that without making reference to the allodial owners of Ngleshie Alata: Adanse, Ajumanko and Trom the government has made some payments to the said individuals.

He described the beneficiaries of the compensation from the government as miscreants who are unknown to the three royal quarters of Adanse.

‘As elders, we have on several occasions cautioned the government not to pay any money to the people parading themselves as persons from Adanse apart from the three quarters.

How come payment was effected on the blind side of the allodial owners of all properties of Ngleshie Alata.

We are reliably informed that an undisclosed amount of money has been paid to the said miscreants and GHS 40.000 was allegedly paid to one Bishop Eric Aflah Sackey among others parading themselves as family head from the three quarters, he explained.

We by this medium warning the government to halt any further payment to the said individuals and revert to the various letter from the allodials owners of the said property, he concluded.

By: Ghanaianvoiceonline


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