AMA pulls down illegal structures at Mensah Guinea in Accra

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has pulled down some hundreds of illegal structures at an Accra suburb, Mensah Guinea.

These structures are mostly occupied by squatters coming to the capital city from all of Ghana.

Joy FM’s Francis Abban reported that at about 9:30 am Friday, AMA officials had brought heavy duty equipment to demolish the structures. He said it started somewhere 10:20 am.

They were given three days by the assembly to vacate the area to pave way for the demolition exercise but it fell on deaf ears.

But furiously protested, insisting the three days’ notice was not enough. They rather wanted three months grace period to enable them pack their belongings.

Some of the women wailed uncontrollably as the bulldozers rammed into the structures and destroyed the little properties they had acquired for themselves over the years.

Mensah Guinea is one of the areas in Accra surrounded with filth.

The area is being blamed for the recent cholera outbreak in the metropolis because the people there live under unhygienic conditions.

Reports also suggested that 16 people who died from the cholera outbreak were from Mensah Guinea.

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