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Occupants of a two storey building at Ash Town in the Manhyia South Constituency of the Ashanti Region woke up to an early Monday morning demolition exercise and tearing off roofs that led to the loss of properties and the sudden displacement of some residents and shop keepers.

The irate residents who alleged that the demolition exercise has been authorized by Otumfuo Mpaboa Hene Nana Yaw Owusu,tagged as unnecessary the demolishing exercise to pave way make way for different projects.

Many residents who have been affected by the demolishing exercise expressed their disappointment and wondered why the the chief would carry out such an exercise when they are coping with difficult circumstances posed by COVID 19 pandemic.

“We are really disappointed in the chief who is the landlord”

''The case on the house is in court and we have appealed to a ruling which we looked to serve them only to this exercise'' one affected resident lamented.

Some affected shop owners rued that they were not given any prior notice before the demolishing exercise.

''We are just shop owners at this place and we were not informed on any court case on this building only to wake up this morning at about 2am to this demolition exercise''

''Some of us rushed to the scene pleading to the securities to allow us relocate our wares but to no avail''

Speaking to some police officials who indicated that they were assigned to supervise the exercise and could not talk for anybody at the scene, the demolishing exercise is to pave way for a project.

Many have condemned the action of the chief owing to the circumstance the country finds itself and the money that has gone to waste.

Some of the affected residents appealed to the government and the Asantehene come their aid.

Story by Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)


Last modified on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

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