A group of indigenes of Ada in the Greater Accra Region has said the government and the traditional authority in the area have no right to lease the Songor Lagoon to the private investor without their approval.
Following the award of the contract to Electrochem Company Limited by the Government of Ghana, the group allegedly attacked belongings of the company leading to the arrest of some of them.
Nii Amatey Apedo, the Libi Wornor at Ada said in a TV3 documentary titled ‘Salt City’ compiled by Joseph Armstrong that “The Paramount Chief of Ada has no land in Ada. Signing the agreement is fraud. We will write to the Minerals Commission that they are fake people.”
Meanwhile, Businessman Daniel Nii McKorley (MacDan) has said persons who are against the contact awarded to his company Electrochem Ghana Limited, to mine the salt at Ada in the Greater Accra region, do not love Ghana.
He said the project is offering jobs to over 1000 youth of the area to enable them keep body and soul together therefore no attempt should be made to destroy the project.
Elecrtochem secure a 15-year lease for salt mining as part of efforts to grow the economy.
In the TV3 documentary, Dr Mc Korley said “This contract has nothing to do with politics, it is all about development. Right now, as we speak over 200 youth are working in this concession, they will make money at the end of the day , they will be off the streets.
“Anybody who is really against this project or who wants to give bad publicity about this project, I don’t think the person loves Ghana.
“Which project will you get like this, which is going to employ 1000 youths in this community and you give it bad publicity? Then you don’t love Ghana.
“Every time we are crying that we need jobs, job had arrived and because of somebody’s selfish interest interest, you will give bad publicity about this project. Then what about me the investor who is about pumping 106million dollars in the first phase of this project?”