Public Service Workers Unions support demolition of illegal structures on Atomic Energy land

The Greater Accra branch of Public Service Workers Unions (PSWU) supports the recent demolition of various illegal structures on the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) landed property.

The PSWU detest the arrest of some 36 workers of the GAEC for allegedly causing unlawful damage to properties belonging to Chinese Anaina International Company Limited on Monday January 23, 2012.

These are contained in a statement signed by Mr Benjamin Sam, branch Chairman and Mr Seth Nii Dodoo Darko branch Secretary, copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra.

It said workers of the GAEC were entitled to defend their entrusted property, and prevent any unlawful entry into their defined lands as contained in Executive Instruments (EI 75) state lands – Accra Kwabenya site for Atomic Energy Commission, instrument 1963.

The statement said: “the Union also find it strange to believe how a state land purposely acquired for atomic energy facilities could be encroached by individuals and private entities for the construction of shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, and residence against public interest.”

The PSWU said it would not sit down unconcerned for any group, local or foreign to impede the proper and smooth functioning of any public institution and pledged its support for the Atomic Energy Commission’s management and the entire staff members for the action taken.

The statement cautioned members of the public that it was dangerous for one to live around the atomic energy restricted zones not to mention about health implications in case of disasters and other chemical and radioactive emissions as a result of the activities of GAEC.

The Union called on Government and staff of GAEC to take a decisive measure to clear all those who have illegally encroached the Atomic Energy lands.

Source: GNA

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.