AMA demolishes structures at Bukom

•   AMA  officials demolishing some structures at Bukom, James Town.

• AMA officials demolishing some structures at Bukom, James Town.

The National Sanitation Day on Saturday, took a different twist with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Task Force demolishing unauthorised struc-tures at Bukom, in Accra.

The demolition of such structures, according to city authorities would continue in other communities in the metropolis in order to clear the waterways of unauthorised structures.

The residents of the community were told to voluntarily remove all illegal structures a month ago and the recalcitrant ones who failed to comply, had their structures demolished.

The exercise commenced on Saturday morning with the pulling down of structures on waterways, to allow the free flow of water.

Uncharacteristic of previous demolition exercises in which residents vehemently confronted members of the task force, residents and the Ga Traditional Council applauded the AMA for embarking on the exercise.

Addressing the press after the exercise, the MCE, Okoe Vander-puije, said his outfit had for the past one month been in constant discussion with the traditional authorities to sensitise them to the need to pull down all illegal structures.

He said the task force would clear all structures on the waterways and roads to ensure sanity in the system.

The Mc Dan Shipping Company donated 100 pairs of gloves, 20 wheel barrows, 50 shovels and Wellington boots for the exercise and clearing of the debris in the city.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme       

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