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Parties are urged to assist the Assembly in resolving the Nsawam Garri processing shed standoff


The parties involved in the standoff over the use of a new gari processing shed in Odeikrom, close to Nsawam, Eastern Region, have been urged by the Presidency to reach an agreement to end the dispute.

They ought to work with the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipal Assembly to make sure the community benefited fully from the initiative.


The Assembly was supposed to give the newly built shed to several traditional leaders and persons, who, according to the Resurrection Hope Women Cooperative Food Farming and Marketing Society, were not Association members. They petitioned the President to stop them.

The Group said in a petition dated February 14, 2023, that the shed was a fulfilment of a promise given to them only by Mr. Frank Annoh-Dompreh, Member of Parliament for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, after they had repeatedly pleaded with him to help them.

Since they lacked a suitable alternative location, they voiced concern that not being granted exclusive access to the facility might have an adverse effect on their business.

In a letter dated March 29, 2023, and signed by Mr. Emmanuel Adumua-Bossman, Deputy Chief of Staff in charge of operations, the Presidency established that the shed in question was constructed using the Common Fund, refuting the claim that the local MP was responsible for its construction.

Additionally, it was proven that the “Bonafide property” possessed by the Chiefs of Nsawam-Adoagyiri was where the factory was located.

According to the Presidency, the Project’s goal was to provide residents of the entire community with access to a processing facility where local agricultural products could be turned into marketable goods.

For the avoidance of doubt, it was stated that the facility was a government-backed project for the good of the entire community and not the property of any one person or organisation.

The Presidency pleaded with all interested parties to collaborate with the Assembly so that all legalities and work may be finished by April 30, 2023, the deadline for commissioning the project.


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