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Aggrieved properties owners on Daban-Sokoban stretch in the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly of the Ashanti Region have threatened to sue government if the contractor constructing that stretch of the road goes ahead with an ongoing demolition exercise.

The aggrieved property owners have halted the demolition exercise by the contractor protesting that government have failed to adequately compensate them.

The contractor who is constructing the Daban-Sokoban stretch began the demolishing exercise to pave way for the construction of the Daban-Sokoban road.

Squatters and property owners who have received their compensation have removed their properties while those who have not received their compensation are resisting the demolishing exercise.

The exercise by the contractor has left over 100 squatters stranded including market women, food vendors and property owners.

Aggrieved properties owners in an interview with Silver FM's Akwadaa Nyame said;

“We have not received compensation from the government and we will not allow the contractor to demolish our properties without compensation”.

''Our properties were evaluated by the government last year and not even a pesewa was paid to us as compensation”

“We will not accept any small amount as a evaluation money from government because the price of building materials have been increased. We want government to do another evaluation and compensate us before we will allow the contractor to demolish our properties” they said.

Meanwhile, the aggrieved properties owners at Sokoban have threatened to besiege Kumasi metropolitan Assembly Office to demand answers to their plights.

Source: Akwadaa Nyame | SilverFM


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