- The neighbours of President Akufo-Addo at his Nima residence have started packing out
- This follows a directive by the National Security for them to move out latest by March 15
- Many of the affected people are, however, bemoaning the eviction
People living and working around the Nima residence of President Nana Akufo-Addo have started packing out of their structures following a directive for them to leave.
The affected people consisting of residents, traders, and artisans were ordered, last week, by National Security to leave the place because the area was now a security zone.
Thursday, March 15, being the deadline for them to move, many of the affected people have destroyed their makeshift structures and had packed their belongings ready to leave.
Speaking in an interview with Joy News, a 60-year-old woman who said she had lived in the area for 34 years lamented that the compensation paid them will not be enough to resettle her in Accra.
According to her, she was going back to her village and would be visiting Accra to see her children who would remain in the capital.
In what sounded like a sarcastic comment, the woman promised to come back from village to vote for the President when it is time for elections.
“We thank him. When it is time for elections, we will all come back to vote for him again,” she said while sobbing.
Meanwhile a Senior Lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo, has criticized the decision to evict the President's neighbours,
According to him, President Akufo-Addo should move into the Flagstaff house and allow the artisans to continue their lives.
"The President must move to live at the Flagstaff house…it is as simple as that," he said.
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