July 10, 2012

Government has release a total of 1.1 million Ghana cedies for the payment as compensation in respect of crop and economic trees that were destroyed as a result of the construction of the Bui dam.

According to the Ministry of Energy, 580 individuals were affected by the construction but the affected persons were resettled in newly constructed houses.

This was disclosed by the Deputy Minister of Energy, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Boah, on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday when he was answering a question posed by the MP for Sunyani West Ignatius Baffour Awuah on when the Energy Ministry will compensate farmers who farm produce were destroyed as a result clearing for the construction of the Bui- Sunyani high tension line.

He noted that, these payments were made by the Land Commission from April 2 to 6 to the beneficiaries who were available adding that a few people who were not available at the time are yet to receive their payment.

Hon. Kofi Boah disclosed that payment due in respect within the transmission right of way having compensation for the right of ways for the Bui- Teselila, Bui Kenyase/ Sunyani and Bui Kintampo lines.

He noted that these have been enumerated, evaluated and approved by the Lands Commission amounted to 192000 Ghana cedis, adding that the funds requested in respected of these has been forwarded by the Ministry and is now been processed by the Ministry of Finance.

The Ministry of Energy, he said was expediting the release of funds so that the payment can be effected soonest.

Kwadwo Anim/GhanaMps.gov.gh