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03.03.2024 Feature Article

How can Gomoa Buduburam's traditional authorities possibly salvage their ruined image?

How can Gomoa Buduburam's traditional authorities possibly salvage their ruined image?
03.03.2024 LISTEN

Dear critical- reader, in light of the disastrous emergency humanitarian situation, in which thousands have been made homeless by the demolition of structures in what hitherto used to be known as the Gomoa Buduburam Camp Liberia refugee settlement area, how possibly can Gomoa Buduburam's traditional authorities salvage their ruined image, resulting from the demolition of structures to enable them build a long-planned modern community market and stores complex, on their ancestral allodial lands?

To salvage their dented image resulting from this egregious insensitivity, Nana Kwame Bediako, and his Council of Elders, must revise their plans to build the new market complex, by adding a new green climate resilient community to rehouse all the displaced micro-businesses, families and individuals, who have been made homeless, and also create an adventure park to surround the St. Gregory Catholic Hospital, by partnering Ghana's foremost green entrepreneur, Kofi Boakye-Yiadom, the CEO of Legon Botanical Gardens. Simple.

If they start off by asking all those affected by the demolition exercise, to form associations that will compile lists of those affected by the demolition, who will be given homes and shops, as part of the redevelopment of the erstwhile Gomoa Buduburam Camp Liberia refugee settlement area, into a modern planned climate resilient green community, the affected persons will all back the project, for self-preservation and out of good old self-interest. Simple.

That selfsame compiled list, could also be given to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), to enable it provide emergency humanitarian assistance to all the affected families and individuals. Simple.

Surely, that's far, far better than allowing the Gomoa East District Assembly's NADMO's stocks of food, clothing, bedding, etc., etc., to be hoarded and distributed at political campaign rallies, by the ruling party, and for its sodden party foot-soldiers, is it not, Ghanafuor? Haaba.

And, best of all, some of us are willing, and able, to help Nana Kwame Bediako and his Council of Elders, to invite helicopter money organisations to use the erstwhile Gomoa Buduburam Camp Liberia refugee settlement area, to pilot a 2-year monthly stipend of USD 250 dollars per family, with no strings attached.

Will that metaphorical icing on the cake, not enable Gomoa Buduburam's traditional authorities to salvage their ruined image from the current all-time low it has plunged (because of the insensitivity they showed in embarking on their oft-postponed demolition exercise that they are now lucky to be carrying out at long last, to secure the future of Gomoa Buduburam as a prosperous melting pot community), I ask, dear critical-reader? A word to the wise. Yoooooooo...

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