The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) will embark on a massive demolition exercise of all structures in waterways by the end of this month to avert flooding whenever it rains heavily, Ms. Rita Odoley Sowah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) has disclosed.
“The Assembly intends demolishing all structures in water- ways, including those sited at unauthorized places in the Municipality, she stated.”
To this end Ms. Sowah said the Assembly has marked all the unauthorized structures and facilities earmarked for demolition and the owners duly notified.
The MCE announced this during the senior citizens day celebration which coincided with the 55th Republic Day on Wednesday at the Trade Fair Centre, La, Accra.
The occasion brought almost 400 senior citizens of La who, in one way or the other, contributed selflessly during their active years to the development of La, and the country in general.
They were presented with various gifts and feted, as a sign of appreciation and honour for their devoted services.
Ms. Sowah said such celebrations served as a motivation for those in active service to give of their best, knowing that their contributions would be rewarded some day.
The Kpeshie junction, African Lake junction, and the Palm Wine area are some of the places earmarked for the demolition exercise.
Ms. Sowah said the Assembly is taking steps to desilt the Kpeshie Lagoon and the African Lake and convert them into tourist sites to generate revenue for LaDMA.
She asked the residents to help transform and develop the community and also thanked all who contributed immensely towards the celebrations.
Nii Pobi Tetteh Tsuru, La Mantse, chaired the function and refuted the rumour that the Ghana Trade Fair Centre had been sold .
“It’s a lie if you hear that the Ghana Trade Fair Centre, has been sold by government to an investor,” he emphasised.
Rather, Nii Tsuru said, the authorities were looking for investors to develop the centre.
Nii Tsuru said if the municipality would develop for future generation it would depend on both the authorities and residents and therefore asked them to desist from negative habits which could affect the image of the Assembly.
By Victor Buxton