Hundreds of youth at Kpone within the Kpone Kantamanso constituency in the Greater Accra Region have gone on rampage, destroying property in the area because according to them, the installation of the Asogli power plant has not benefited the area.
They said they raised concerns when the plant was going to be constructed but the traditional council and officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allayed their fears.
The angry youth who claim some members of the Traditional Council are directly benefiting from the Asogli power plant must be removed for depriving the community of what is rightfully theirs.
A member of the communication team of the Concerned Youth of Kpone, Mayor Sani told Citi News’ Elvis Washington that since the plant was set up, most of the residents have relocated because there is “noise pollution which affects the people living around the Asogli.”
“We have the Asogli power plant on Kpone land…we don’t get any benefit from Asogli. It’s only two or three people who are benefiting from Asogli,” he complained.
They also accuse their leaders of indiscriminate sale of lands in the area.
Sani also told Citi News the youth are calling for the removal of the Traditional Council’s Registrar, Harry Attipoe for his alleged involvement in some corrupt practices.
Citi News’ Elvis Washington who was at the scene of the demonstration reported that the youth are also demanding that some elders at the Traditional Council must also be removed as well
According to them, the leadership of the traditional council have been convening with Harry Atico and the Tema Development Corporation and have taken some monies from Asogli which have not been accounted to the people.
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana