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Ada Songor Lagoon Association Petitions President and Speaker of Parliament to Halt ElectroChem Ghana Limited’s Activities in Ada Lagoon

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Ada Songor Lagoon Association (ASLA) has raised concerns over the activities of ElectroChem Ghana Limited in the Ada Songor Lagoon and has petitioned the President of Ghana and the Speaker of Parliament to intervene. The group, made up of over 5000 people, staged a peaceful demonstration in Accra to highlight the issues emanating from the activities of ElectroChem in the Ada Lagoon.

According to Nene Dadebom Anim II, the Chief of Salom in the Ada West District and Vice Chairman of ASLA, land guards working for the salt production company, ElectroChem have inflicted several brutalities on the area’s chiefs, journalists, and indigents, and prevented landowners from winning salt in the lagoon as the source of their livelihood.

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ASLA is calling for the implementation of the Master Plan for salt production in the lagoon as recommended by the Mineral Commission and International Consultants on Salt Production from Cuba. The group believes that this will ensure sustained peace and development in the Ada Traditional Area.

Nene Dadebom Anim II has also entreated the government to investigate the gross violation of human rights of the inhabitants living around the Songor Lagoon due to the several military and persistent raids on the communities. He has called on the Ada Traditional Council to take action in resolving the tension caused by ElectroChem Ghana Limited to ensure peace in the area.

For the most part, ASLA is fighting to restore the livelihood of the people in the Songor Lagoon Basin who have been affected by the activities of ElectroChem. The group has expressed its determination to work with the chiefs, elders, and youth of the area to achieve this goal.

The issue at the Ada Songor Lagoon highlights the need for sustainable development practices that take into account the impact on local communities and the environment. The government must ensure that the rights of the people living in the area are protected while supporting economic growth.

It is important for corporate entities to act responsibly and respect the rights of the communities they operate in. The government must hold companies accountable for their actions and ensure that they operate in a sustainable and ethical manner.

In conclusion, the government must take immediate action to investigate the activities of ElectroChem Ghana Limited and ensure that the Master Plan for salt production in the Ada Songor Lagoon is implemented. This will help to restore peace and improve the livelihoods of the people in the area.

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