[image] Akosombo Dam
Chiefs and land owners of Adjena, also popularly known as Akosombo in the Eastern Region are furious and have threatened to go to court to demand compensations from the Vota River Authority (VRA) for lands that were illegally acquired for the construction of the Akosombo dam.
The new Adjena township was acquired by the VRA to resettle the people to pave way for the construction of the Akosombo dam without any compensation.
According to a statement released and signed by the chief of Adjena, Nana Twum Barima III, the owners of the land are ready to go court if the electricity provider (VRA) continues to pay them their compensations.
The Akosombo Hydro Dam, the Maritime Club House are sited on the Land of the people of Adjena.The lands for the construction of the Tank farm as well the Director’s Quarters were illegally acquired, but no compensations has so far been paid to the owners for decades now.
The release further disclosed that the beautiful palace belonging to the people was submerged in the Volta lake during the construction of the dam, but the VRA has failed to replace it despite the pledge to do so.
The statement further said, the VRA is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, but no notice has been sent to the authorities of the Adjena community.
The release however has expressed regret that the VRA has deprived the people of Adjena their livelihoods, thus subjecting them to economic, social and moral hardships.
As a result “the people of Adjena are no longer going to accept the kind of injustices and disrespect meted out to them by the VRA.”
Therefore will do everything possible to retrieve their compensations from the electricity provider (VRA).
By: Joseph Marfo