The ministry of food and agriculture (MoFA) has carried out a demolition exercise to reclaim land belonging to ministry at Danfa in Accra.
The land, which measures a little over 255 hectares (630 acres), currently houses the Amrahia Dairy Farm and also serves as grazing fields for cattle on the farm.
Yesterday’s Sunday, May 12, 2019, exercise saw the pulling down of over 100 structures, most of which were below lentil level and at the foundation stage.
Led by the Accra Regional Director of Operations, Assistant Commissioner of Police Kwesi Ofori, the police ensured the smooth execution of the exercise, although there were initial protests by some youth of the community.
During the exercise, the team encountered five persons who had gone there to buy a piece of land. However, the police could not arrest those selling the land because they took to their heels on sighting the police.
One of the potential buyers, who spoke to the Daily Graphic on condition of anonymity, said a plot of land was being sold at GH¢15,000.
Some of the affected persons who saw the exercise being carried out could not hide their shock as their structures were brought down. While some of them looked on helplessly, others wailed and pleaded for mercy.
The ministry, in 2018, carried out a similar exercise, which saw the destruction of over 100 structures at Borteyman, a suburb of Nungua, near Accra.
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