Garu MP calls for proper compensation for displaced farmers

The Member of Parliament for Garu, Hon. Albert Akuka Alalzuuga has called for proper compensations for farmers whose livelihoods have been affected due to the construction of the integrated solid and waste treatment plant at Damango in the Savannah region.

In an interview, the MP who is also a member of the Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) committee of Parliament advised Zoomlion, owners waste treatment plant and the other stakeholders in the Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant (IRECoP) project to ensure that adequate compensations are given to the women whose shea nut farms are being destroyed to make way for the facility.

I want to urge Zoomlion and the local Assemblies to ensure that in the acquisition of lands for the project, our women folks whose economic livelihoods depend on shea nut trees are well compensated,” he noted.

He cautioned that if that was not well done, there could be issues in the future.

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Hon. Alalzuuga also called on the media to support in the public awareness creation on the need “for all of us to keep our environs and by extension Ghana clean.

Hon. Alalzuuga is part of a joint Parliamentary Select Committees—Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD), Works and Housing, and Environment, Science and Technology Committee and Finance— who are on a working visit to the Damongo IRECoP project site in the West Gonja District of the Savannah Region on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

The team was happy with the level of work at the construction site. After the completion, the plant will provide jobs to about 500 persons. The 400-ton daily facility, which is about 50% complete, will treat both solid and liquid waste as well as medical waste in the region.

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