A former District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ada East in the Greater Accra Region, Rex Daniel Wussah, has received condemnation from a youth group in Ada for allegedly inflaming tension in the area over the ongoing project by Electrochem Ghana Limited to develop the Ada Songor Lagoon and concession.
The group, which calls itself Concerned NDC Youth, made references to certain publications which suggested that the former DCE, instead of encouraging peace in the area, was rather seen in a meeting with certain groups of people, allegedly inciting attacks on Electrochem Ghana Limited.
Addressing a press conference over the weekend in Ada, the convener of the group, Ernest Kugblenu, recounted that the Tema Regional Police Command called all interested parties to a meeting to smoke the peace pipe and find a way forward in ensuring peace in the various communities.
However, media reports suggested that after all the efforts by the police commander, Mr Daniel Wussah allegedly told the people to ignore the police and rather continue with their confrontations and attacks.
This development, the group said, had painted the picture that the NDC, especially in the Sege constituency, was behind most of the unfortunate disturbances around the Songor lagoon.
“On Thursday September 15, 2022, the Tema Regional Police Command reportedly organised a stakeholder’s meeting at the Community 2 Police Station on the happenings in the Ada traditional area that comprises Sege and Ada constituencies. Since the inception of Electrochem GH Ltd, there had been various meetings on incidents of clashes, and the latest is on the case of Kablevu in the Ada West District (Sege constituency),” he said.
The group commended the Regional Police Commander and his team for their effort in ensuring that there is peace in Ada.
However, they said on Friday September 16, there was rather disturbing news which the group thought would affect the already dwindling fortunes of the NDC in the Ada traditional area, especially in the Sege constituency.
“The news headlines include: 1) ‘NDC DCE incites Ada residents against Electrochem’ (www.ghananews247.com), 2) ‘NDC DCE incites Ada residents against Electrochem; ignore police peace efforts (myafriactoday.net). 3) Some headlines were also on my dailynewsonline.com. What breaks our hearts the most is the headline publication by the New Crusading Guide newspaper of September 16, 2022 edition with the headline: ‘Stay calm!! Police tells residents but former DCE insists violence must go on’,”
In all the three publications, one name and picture ran through. The man in the centre of these publications is Rex Daniel Wussah, a former DCE of the Ada East District.
“Knowing his personality, we the youth do not think the publications reflect what he had wanted to say, even if he said something at all. We are therefore calling on Hon. Rex Daniel Wussah to come out to prove the veracity or otherwise of these publications,” they stated, adding that failure on his part to respond to these publications would mean he is culpable.
The youth also called on the NDC leadership, from the constituency, regional and national secretariat, to come out with statements on the unfortunate happenings around the Songor lagoon.
The group also called on Inspector General of Police to keep special eyes on the Ada traditional area, especially the Sege constituency, to avert any further escalations of any kind.