Accra Mayor strikes AMA's Bukom demolition unfair - MP

Nii Lante Vanderpuye says it was not fair to demolish Bukom residents in the Odododiodoo constituency.

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The Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo has described Saturday's demolition exercise carried out by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) at Bukom as unfair.

He said most of the structures being demolished are not sited on waterways as has been suggested.

"Those structures are not permanent structures in the area. They are not in the waterway. We are talking about tables chairs of waakye sellers, kenkey sellers, lotto kiosks and the rest.

In an interview with Joy FM, he said, "It is only fair and proper that if even you serve notice three months ago, on the eve of the exercise you remind them of the notices earlier served.

"It is not right; it is not fair that you will just get up and demolish things without giving adequate notice," he added.

On Saturday 6, 2015,  a clean-up and demolishing exercise took place at Bukom by the AMA Special Taskforce.

It was an effort to protect the people against communicable diseases and social problems in the area.

Dr. Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, who led in the exercise which was undertaken with the support of the Ga Traditional Council, cleaned choked gutters to pave way for the free flow of water.

Speaking to the media, he said, it was important for members of the community to observe clean environmental practices in their respective areas.

He noted that the pollution of the Odaw and Korle lagoons and other forms of indiscriminate dumping of refuse into the drains and littering, was still a major issue affecting sanitation in Accra, hence the need to leave no stone unturned to ensure that the metropolis comes back to its status.

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