Halt slum improvement alongside motorway – Antwi-Danso

Basic Information of Wednesday, eleven February 2015

Supply: GNA

Dr Vladimir Antwi Danso

Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, the appearing Government Director of the Centre for Native Governance Advocacy, has urged authorities to halt the event of slums alongside the Accra-Tema Motorway or danger the emergence of one other Sodom and Gomorrah.

He stated the Ghana Highways Authority should take cognisance of the creating slums alongside the motorway and get the assemblies concerned to help to cease such developments.

Dr Antwi-Danso, who was chatting with the Ghana Information Company in Accra, lauded the Tema Metropolitan Meeting and the Tema Improvement Company for holding the Tema finish of the motorway freed from slums, however urged them to not relaxation on their oars.

“They need to ensure that it isn’t a 9-day marvel; individuals are such that if you clear, they return.”

“They need to be sure that no matter it takes to make what they’ve accomplished a last finality is completed,” the College Don noticed.

He inspired the remainder of the assemblies sharing the Motorway; specifically Accra Metropolis, Adenta and Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assemblies to emulate the Tema Metropolis.

He noticed that the motorway was inbuilt such a method that a one hundred fifty metres stretch of lands was left on each side for future enlargement works.

Dr Antwi-Danso stated: “I feel when Nkrumah constructed the motorway; he had in thoughts the potential of Tema becoming a member of Accra as one big metropolis in such a method that you’ll want the motorway to run by way of all the best way to the Prampram street, however sadly individuals in authority aren’t doing their work.

“We should cease this factor and I feel President Mahama should additionally crack the whip to make it possible for whoever is liable for something be made to do it or simply pack bag and baggage and depart.

“It’s only a query of supervision and corruption. Aside from that, I can’t see why a factor, which is for the entire of the nation, might be allowed to be tousled by a couple of people by means of greed and corruption.

“Who approved these developments? Who approved the slums? Who approved what’s untoward over there and if it isn’t approved, who’s supervising that rot? One thing have to be executed.”

He cautioned the nation to not permit one other Sodom and Gomorrah to develop, declaring that “once we start to get them out, you get some saying human rights. Look originally of the rot! And cease it. I consider that is the time to cease the slums which might be rising over there.”

Dr Antwi-Danso stated: “There are a number of methods, as anyone stated, of killing a cat. Whenever you wait till it’s dangerous, then it’s like any person is dangerous. When there’s any ‘aabaeei’ (which accurately means “they’re coming”, within the Ga language) even within the villages, they are saying Okoe Vanderpuije is coming.

“Allow us to not demonize conditions as a result of it’s when you don’t nip it within the bud then it turns into a monster and it’s a must to use monstrous means to clear them.”

He stated in nations reminiscent of Zimbabwe, Kenya and Sierra Leone, governments took up the difficulty significantly, ensuring that slums don’t develop when they don’t have to develop.