With the over 1.7 million housing deficit in Ghana, the least any incumbent government could do especially during a disaster of such magnitude is to hurriedly raise defensible mechanisms to ameliorate or attempt mitigating the negative impact or threat that homelessness poses to the tens of thousands who in the case of the Akosombo spill over have been displaced and plunged into vulnerability.
1. Team SAGLEMI not for sale is with the firmest conviction that the unwavering call from these dissenting voices go back to buttress our previous stance of vehemently standing against the sale of SAGLEMI HOUSING PROJECT as it has currently become the obvious saviour in this unfortunate time of distress. SAGLEMI IS INDEED NOT FOR SALE.
2. We feel the government is becoming too adamant by failing to pay heed to the clarion call of relocating the innocent victims of the AKOSOMBO spill over. We therefore wish to use this medium in adding our unrepentant position and voice to as a matter of immediacy relocate the victims to Idle SAGLEMI built with the hard earned taxes of the same people suffering this fate.
3.Team SAGLEMI not for sale further calls on the president to sack the leadership of VRA who shabbily supervised this unfortunate spillage.This is an artificial disaster that could have been averted but for the inept and myopic leadership of the Volta River Authority.
4. More importantly we commiserate with all affected parties and communities displaced as a result of bad governance and call on well meaning Ghanaians to continue supporting our brothers and sisters plunged into this ordeal in every little way we can.
5. Finally it has become obvious that the situation is bigger than the government can handle. Even the needed materials like simple mini boats are in shortage. Team SAGLEMI not for sale is therefore surprised at the government’s unwillingness and lackadaisical delay to declare a state of emergency so that we can attract foreign grants and other donations from our international and other multinational partners to help mitigate the impact of this self inflicted wound.
In conclusion, we TEAM SAGLEMI NOT FOR SALE believes that Ghana for her age has really failed in handling such emergency and the leadership of the country especially the VRA must be held responsible for that ill administration.
NANA OTU DARKO
CONVENER, TEAM SAGLEMI NOT FOR SALE
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