Protect lands along the coast—Rawlings calls on Akufo-Addo
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has threatened to stage a protest if government fails to protect lands along the coast.
According to him, the rate at which the sea is eroding the land is alarming, hence needs critical attention to protect lives and properties.
The former President stated that if it had to take him to protest at Parliament House with a placard with inscription: “give us some more groins” to ensure lands along the coast are protected, he would do it.
He called on government as a matter of urgency extend the sea defence project from Keta to Aflao.
Former President Rawlings gave the warning when a delegation from Parliament led by Speaker, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye called on him to commensurate with the family on the demise of his mother.
He tasked the leadership of Parliament to liaise with the presidency to ensure people along the coastal areas are protected from erosion.
In order for his demands to be met, the Former President indicated that he would personally engage President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on the matter.
He said lives of people living in coastal areas matter, thus government has to factor them to ensure their lives and properties are secured.