Members of the CMB branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) are appealing to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to intervene and stop the sale of a property on which they operate, to a private estate developer.
According to the drivers, that plot of land was given to the GPRTU by former President Jerry John Rawlings some 25 years ago.
Attah Frimpong, Welfare Chairman of the CMB branch of the GPRTU, told Chief Jerry Forson on Ghana Yensom on Tuesday, 26 June that the estate developer has started raising some structures on parts of the property.
“A private developer says he has bought that plot from the Ghana Railways Authority and they intend to raise structures on it, they are building stores on it. This is disturbing news to us because that is where we have been engaging in our business for the past 25 years. Rawlings gave us that plot and we have been working there through all these years, it is only during President Akufo-Addo’s time that some estate developer said he owns the property.
“We are pleading with President Akufo-Addo to come and assist us. We know he is a listening person, and, so, he will listen to us.”
Mr Frimpong added: “We are taxpayers and we always contribute to the building of the nation. We want the president to make the station a permanent station. At CMB, we have a Lost and Found Department where missing items are kept for their rightful owners.”
“President Akufo-Addo promised us during the election period that the plot will not be taken from us, and, so, we want him to stick to his word.”