An exercise to demolish buildings and resell already purchased lands to the residents of Oduntia in the Ga west municipality in Accra is underway.
Bulldozers accompanied with police men demolished the houses of residents who don’t have the permit to own lands in the locality.
According to the residents, the Local Council agreed to stop the demolition exercise if the residents will repurchase the land.
In an interview with GIJ online news, some residents (names withheld) expressed disappointment saying “I’m annoyed with them. I even quarreled with them. What about the money we paid first before taking the land. They demolished a lot of houses but through God I wasn’t part of them. Some people do not even live on the site anymore”.
Another resident also lamented that “the local council has given us a date to come and pay the money again. In fact it’s very painful that after leaving your hometown to someone’s land to live and toil for years to buy a land to build a little property and it will be broken down”.
The residents complained bitterly about the unfairness of the situation and appealed to the chief of the area to reclaim their lands.
Source: Wugah Doreen/L300PR