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Govt. allocates GHc2.116 million to compensate Bui Hydroelectric project affected persons



Government has started disbursing a total amount of GHc2,116,322 to 885 beneficiaries whose crops and buildings/structures were affected by the construction of Transmission Lines under the Bui Hydroelectric Project.

This comes after the crops and buildings/structures within the Right of Way (RoW) of the Bui Hydroelectric Project Transmission Lines were inspected, enumerated and valued, and the affected persons issued with Standard Form Fs by the Land Valuation Division (LVD) of the Lands Commission.

The LVD commenced the disbursements of funds to the 885 beneficiaries on Monday February 17, 2014. The beneficiaries are spread across 41 communities along the total stretch of 240 kilometer (km) Transmission Lines built under the project.

A statement issued by the Bui Power Authority (BPA) said the authority will give prior information on the precise date the payment will be undertaken in specific communities along the Bui Hydroelectric Transmission Lines to ensure all recipients are available in their communities during the payment exercise.

The beneficiaries are required to show an original Standard Form F and a photocopy of any National Identification Card by an affected person in a prerequisite for the payment of compensation by the LVD.

However, the authority advised all recipients of compensation to make available their original Standard Form Fs and photocopies of any National Identification Card during the payment in their respective communities.

Daily Express gathered that this payment is another batch of compensation to be paid under the project, as the first was successfully carried out in April 2012 to 580 beneficiaries, whose economic trees and crops were affected by the Bui reservoir and constructional activities at the Bui Generating station.                                  

The beneficiary communities are Jama, Carpenter, Bamboi, New Longoro, Weila, Asantekwa, Yabraso, Kintampo, Penkwase, Barracks, Kotokrom, Yawhimakrom, Nyamekekyere, Tanaso, Drobo, Bepoayaase, Badu, Adamu, Teacherkrom, and Nimosreso.

The rest are Bofourkrom, Brosankro, Abronye, Tumiamayenko, Sresor, Adantia, Fokuokrom, Abesim, Susuanso, Yamfo, Atudurobesa, Rubi, Ayorya, Branam, Subinso No 2, Subinso No 1, Abotareye, Amponsah, Awisa, Atuna, and Kyingakrom.

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