The Minority in Parliament on a fact-finding mission and to commiserate with the displaced people of Lapla at Bongase in the Banda district of Bono Location have expressed their disgust with the inhumane remedy dished out to the men and women by Bui Electric power Authority (BPA).
Past week, JoyNews described on how BPA demolished residences of the migrant fish farmers, mainly from the Volta Area, and subsequently burnt their possessions for illegally keeping close to the lender of the lake.
In a launch signed by the CEO of BPA, Fred Oware, “the demolishing physical exercise in problem was in accordance with the BPA policy of evicting unauthorised persons in just the buffer zone around the Bui Reservoir to help save the operations of the Bui Creating Station”.
The training, which happened without the expertise of the Banda district protection council, angered the chiefs and folks of Bongase who afterwards impounded two autos belonging to the Authority forcing the CEO to have interaction the chiefs, Member of Parliament, Assemblyman and the youths to deal with the predicament.
Though the CEO is mentioned to have apologized for their actions following the sequence of meetings, the minority MPs, generally from the Volta region, are envisioned to invite BPA to parliament.
Anlo MP, Clement Kofi Humado told Pleasure News that It is dehumanising for this to transpire to Ghanaian citizens in Ghana in this day and age.
He claimed, “look at the destruction close to. Settlers just seeking to make a dwelling and without the need of any courtroom motion, you destroy their dwelling places. I do not believe that is fantastic more than enough. And as component of our report, it is extremely very likely we will invite the CEO to appear and explain what is taking place on the grounds. The reality that land is supplied to you as a state institution, even without shelling out compensation, does not authorize you to deal with settlers this way. We have not even read of reduction items brought to the folks and that is disappointing”.
Banda MP, Ahmed Ibrahim reported progress and a resolution system have been created with BPA management which really should convey finality to the problem. He expressed his appreciation to the CEO for the present of maturity that calmed tempers.
The around 150 displaced, like women of all ages and children, have been passing the night time at Bongase Presbyterian college with some of them even now donning the same dress for around a 7 days now.
Bongase chief, Nana Haya Bosom II at a assembly with the NDC MPs said, he will not enable BPA to oppress his people today and guest all over again.
He informed the Parliamentarians that he has not sold and will under no circumstances promote his land to BPA and he will combat off any endeavor to handle him due to the fact of their compensation.
Nana advised the politicians not to do politics with the latest situation in the run-up to the standard elections, including, “I will not acknowledge nor tolerate any these types of occurring on my land”.
The Minority on behalf of the NDC presented ten luggage of rice, bins of cooking oil, sardines, tin tomatoes and soaps, outfits, shoes, mosquito nets, biscuits, and 5,000 cedis to simplicity the burden of the displaced people today.
Dorcas Bonny, a sufferer, expressed her appreciation to the minority for their guidance.
The minority delegation integrated Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzra, Clement Kofi Humado, Ato Bondzi, Kobbina Woyome, and Ahmed Ibrahim.
Nationwide Organiser, Joshua Akamba, and his deputy, Kobby Barlon, other bigwigs these as previous Transportation Minister, Dzifa Ativor, and previous MP, George Loh had been also current. Ambassador Nyamekye Marfo, Bono Regional Chairman of the NDC, and the Conversation director, Charles Akowuah have been between the regional executives.
The delegation seized the chance to interact with the Voltarian migrants on different subject areas which includes their welfare.