The Gadangme Traditional Rulers Council has called on the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to halt the construction of a hostel for head-porters also known as ‘Kayayei’ in Accra.
According to them, the construction of the facility at Agbogbloshie in Accra Central has become a cause of worry for the traditional leaders, the youth, and the people of the Ga Adangme who already feels disappointed and neglected.
In a letter to the Vice President, the council said, “Excellency, as you are aware, the Ga states have lost large tracts of land as a contribution to national initiatives including housing and the various arms of the government machinery.
“This has left a significantly reduced amount of available land for indigenes. For available lands to be used for such a purpose is an affront to the allodia owners,” the Ga Dangme Traditional Council said.
It continued: “It has been alleged that the said project is being directed, funded, and coordinated from your good office. This is worrying as we believe you are well aware of the plight of the Ga states and would not allow such to go on.
“We ask that you as a matter of urgency publicly disassociate yourself from this ill-advised project. We also ask that you use your good offices to ask the Mayor of Accra to clear the air on which persons are behind this project and require the work there be halted with immediate effect.”
Read the full letter from the Gadangme Traditional Rulers Council: