DEMOLITION EXERCISES HITS POKUASE – BUSINESSES AND HOMES AFFECTED

People of Pokuase are at a shock as their businesses and homes are destroyed by city authorities who have cited that these structures are on lands that are not permitted for building structures. These exercises of destruction begun in Pokuase yesterday, Tuesday August 11th.

When these “illegal” structures were being built, were city authorities asleep? Why would they sit unconcerned for the people to establish settlements before stepping in to completely destroy their hard earned homes and businesses.

These are some of the thoughts that one may wonder when you witness the destruction of these houses, stores and other businesses by city authorities who without any form of human face prevents these affected people from salvaging their belongings after they flouted the grace periods given them to relocate.
Such actions by city authorities is seen as an action lacking compassion for sufferings in times like this.

I’m unable to take more and vivid pictures because the military and police team on the grounds did not allow images to be taken and they were aggressive on that, even in this era of rule of law, freedom and justice!

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A young girl watches the flattened remains of where used to be her home after city authorities demolished it. Her home was considered to be an “illegal” structure. I actually do not know what might be going on in her mind, if not emotional shock!

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A lucky store owner who was quick to salvage his container. He is seen struggling with others to move it to another location which in itself is not safe to vehicles and pedestrians on the ACP road.

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5 thoughts on “DEMOLITION EXERCISES HITS POKUASE – BUSINESSES AND HOMES AFFECTED

  1. They could challenge that in the house of law. The unfortunate thing is that the laws doesn’t always work for the poor. The reality is that these structures were built without permission.

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