“Shut Up and Allow Accra to Develop”
The High Priest of the people of Ga, Sakumo Wulomo, and President of the Ga Traditional Council Nuumo Ogbamey III has warned the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Yaw Boateng Djan to desist from interfering in the work and developmental agenda being perused by the Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Alfred Oko Vanderpuye, and called on him to offer an apology to the Accra Mayor.
His outburst came at the heels of recent publication in The Publisher Newspaper, citing the NDC Chairman for calling the AMA Mayor names and asking him (Mayor) to “get away with is moustache” when news came that the AMA had carried out another demolishing exercise at Circle Odawna Railway line.
According to Sakumo Wulomo, they have observed that right from the NPP regime till date that anytime development in Accra needs to be undertaken, political influence are brought on board which has really hindered the progress of developmental projects in Accra.
In an exclusive interview, the Sakumo wulomo stated that it was high time the NDC Chairman concentrates on the illegal falling of trees in his constituency and the Galamsey operations by the youth by looking for better jobs for them than rather stop poking his nose into the affairs of Accra being the capital city of Ghana where all his (Yaw Djan) literates and illiterates migrate to seek greener pastures, such as selling of Dog chains and chewing gums on the principal streets of Accra.
He also noted that in their capacity as elders and chiefs of Accra, Yaw Boateng Djan should leave them to dictate the pace, saying, “Yaw Boateng Djan must shut up!”
It has been revealed that the demolition of the area was necessitated by the illegal activities of squatters resulting in a fire outbreak that affected the high tension electricity pole serving some industries and residence within the Accra Metropolis.
He cited Sodom and Gomorrah which needed to be demolished during the NPP era but was stopped as a result of political influence and this, he stated affected the NPP.
Information gathered indicated that the ECG has spent over GH¢10million on repair works alone to get these affected industries and residents again connected to the national grid.
However, when the Accra Mayor was contacted for his comments, he declined but said, “I respect the President, the President respects me and I believe he has given me a job to do. And so, I will live to perform my duties as my international relations believe I can make a change in Accra, hence the Accra Millennium city project.”