Ablekuma North Municipal embarks on demolition exercise

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The Ablekuma North Municipal Assembly and some personnel from the Police Service embarked on a demolition exercise at dawn today around the Odorkor Post Office.

The exercise, the Assembly says was to get rid of criminals who have taken over the area in the last two years.

At the time of visit by GBC NEWS, traders who say they have lost their livelihoods looked on helplessly while others tried to salvage a few properties.

It was a field day for scrap dealers as they scavenged for scraps.

The Municipal Engineer, Felix Tetteh, told GBC NEWS that structures on land close to the area were earmarked for demolition by the Assembly for a project two years ago but the exercise which has been delayed over a court issue caused traders and squatters to relocate to the land nearby.

According to Mr. Tetteh, the Assembly has had many calls of criminal activities around the area hence the need for the exercise to get rid of criminals but not over who possesses the land.

He maintained that the shop-owners are aware of the exercise, as a result of which there would be no compensation for victims.

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