Shop owners near Akufo-Addo’s Nima residence asked to vacate

Shop owners near Akufo-Addo’s Nima residence asked to vacate

-The national security has given scores of shop owners around the private residence of President Akufo-Addo a one-week ultimatum to pack out of the area

- The shop owners are expected to be given compensation packages ranging from GHC3000 and GHC10,000

Scores of shop owners operating around the Nima private residence of President Akufo-Addo have been given up to next week to vacate the area.

Starr News gathers operatives of the national security have visited the area and started giving out compensation packages to the shop owners.

Shop owners near Akufo-Addo’s Nima residence asked to vacate

A street that leads to Nana Addo's house in Nima in Accra. Credit: Starrfmonline.com

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The compensation package ranges between GHC3000 and GHC10,000.

However, the shop owners are grumbling over what they say is the woefully inadequate compensation considering the fact that their means of livelihood is being taken away from them.

"They have given us the money but we are not happy about the amount. Some of us have been here for more than 20 years and all we could get is GHC3000. How do I take care of my family of six with this small money? I have been selling Gari and Beans here for 22 years, now I have no place to go and sell and they want me to move by next week,” one of the affected persons told Starr News.

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Shop owners near Akufo-Addo’s Nima residence asked to vacate

A mechanic shop directly adjacent Nana Addo's residence. Credit: Starrfmonline.com

Sources familiar with the development also told Starr News the President has out of sympathy resisted efforts by the national security to pack out the shop owners.

Meanwhile, there are still concerns over why the President has refused to move to the official presidential residence – Flagstaff House- even though he works from there on daily basis.

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