A large number of the youth in the Jomoro District of the Western Region on Friday went on a two-hour peaceful demonstration at Beyin, to register their protect against the relocation of the Domunli Gas Project.
The demonstrators dressed in mourning clothes with read bands held placards some of which read:“ Jomoro friendly for Gas Project”, Ghanaians know of only Domunli Gas Project”, “No conflict between farmers and Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC) ” and Let the Gas flow Jomoro”.
Mr Mark Asmah Arthur, President of the Jomoro Youth Association read GNPC technical geodetic report calling for the re-location of the project.
The Omanhene of Nzema; Awulae Annor Adjaye III, said a source on the internet indicated that plans are far advance in re-locating the project from Jomoro to Atuabo in the Ellembelle District.
Awulae Adjaye, who is also President of the Traditional Council, said the people of Jomoro would not agree on the re-location of the project.
He said excuses being given by stakeholders of the Gas Project that the Domunli area is sandy and not suitable for the project would never be accepted by the chiefs and people of the area.
The Omanhene said the Geological Survey conducted feasibility studies some years ago at Atuabo and Domunli found the area ideal for the project.
The District Chief Executive for Jomoro, Mr Sylvester Dadieh said he had no information from the President or the Regional Minister on the relocation of the Gas Project.
He therefore appealed to the people of Jomoro to exercise restraint over the issue.
Dr Sipah Yankey, Chief Executive of the Domunli Gas Project, said on assumption of office five months ago, he found a GNPC document recommending the re-location of the project from Jomoro to Atuabo.
He said he has ordered fresh feasibility studies to be conducted at Atuabo and Domunli to determine the final site for the project.
The MP for Jomoro, Madam Samia Yaba Nkrumah in a report read for her said moving the project from one Nzema community to another without proper reasons, would bring conflict.