The chairman of the Association of Chiefs on whose Lands GREL operates (ACLANGO) Awulae Agyefi Kwame II, the Paramount Chief of the Nsein traditional area, has called on the ACLANGO members to applaud the Management of GREL for the numerous C.S.R projects the company continues to provide its operational communities in spite of the financial challenges GREL is currently undergoing as a result of the declining rubber prices. He made this remark during this year’s Annual General Meeting of the Association, which was held on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at the ACLANGO Secretariat at Agona Nkwanta.

Awulae used the occasion to assure the Chiefs that the executive members are not relenting on their efforts to demand from the Ghana Government what is due them ‘as the owners of the farmlands leased to the then Convention People’s Party’s (CPP) Government for the Rubber Project in the country’. He described the situation as unfortunate, the inability of successive Governments since the formation of the association some eleven years ago, to sit with us to have friendly discussion over our demand for what is due us”. Furthermore he assured the gathering that the Executive Committee members were seeking audiences with the Minister for Trade and Industries, Hon. Dr. Spio Garbrah on the issue and was quick to add that GREL had agreed to sponsor the trip just as they did in the past as soon as the Minister agrees to meet them. He reiterated to the chiefs on the importance of peaceful co-existence and admonished that C.S.R projects cannot be achieved in an atmosphere of rancour.