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Mon, 06 Mar 2023 Feature Article

Father Joop Visser: Happy Independence Day anniversary to you and your Ghanaian kinsfolk of the Songhor Lagoon salt-winning communities

Father Joop Visser: Happy Independence Day anniversary to you and your Ghanaian kinsfolk of the Songhor Lagoon salt-winning communities
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Happy Independence Day anniversary to you and your Ghanaian kinsfolk of the Songhor Lagoon salt-winning communities, Father Joop Visser. As we celebrate this auspicious day, it strikes one that perhaps your hopes for a win-win outcome, for your Ghanaian kinsfolk in the Ada Songhor Lagoon indigenous Ga Dangbe salt-winning communities, might now be possible, oooo, Sage.

One has a strong feeling that if they were to appeal to the dynamic minister for lands and natural resources, Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor, to broker a new renegotiated win-win agreement with a now much-chastened Daniel Makorley, they may actually finally get a new deal they can live peacefully with.

As it happens, Daniel Makorley lost a case recently, which was heard at one of the Land Courts in Accra. After the judgment was pronounced, he told the media that losing the case had made him understand clearly now that no one is above the law in Ghana.

It's hard to to believe, but Makorley actually went on to inform the media that he saluted the judge who found for the plaintiff who sued him for encroaching on his building plot at East Legon (or thereabouts).

It is in light of that that one feels that perhaps Makorley might now be amenable to a win-win solution, along the very lines that former President Rawlings always felt was the best option for all the Ada Songhor Lagoon stakeholders, and for Mother Ghana's longterm benefit.

So, all things being equal, perhaps your long-held-dream of a just and equitable deal for the indegenous Ga Dangbe of the Ada Songhor Lagoon salt-winning communities, will no longer be an impossible dream, Sage. Happy Independence Day anniversary to you and your marvellous Ghanaian kinsfolk, of the Songhor Lagoon salt-winning communities, Father Joop Visser!

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