Landowners threaten to block Apedwa-Kumasi road
Owners of land on which the Accra to Kumasi Highway at Kwafokrom-Apedwa was constructed, on Friday declared their intention to block the highway on Monday April 8, to register their frustration for non-payment of compensation for the past five years.
Four out of 20 families affected by the road construction, who walked militantly to the office of the Ghana News Agency in Accra to register their abhorrence to the delay, warned to block the main road on Monday.
“We are ready to resist any security forces that will be deployed to the area…we are ready to engage them until our demands are met. Our demand is for Government to pay us our compensation,” the leader of the group Mr Kwabena Owusu Dome, Managing Director of Kasapa Sawmill at Okorase-Suhum stated.
A petition signed by the 20 families handed over to GNA stated: “Our decision to demand for the payment through road block is a result of frustrations and hassles we have been facing in trying to ensure that what is rightfully and legally due us is paid without further delays.
“As long as government continues to delay in the payment of our monies we will continue to resort to peaceful strives since all the avenues to seek redress on this matter seem closed”.