Ghanaians applaud Roads Minister for leading demolition of a wrongly sited building

Ghanaians applaud Roads Minister for leading demolition of a wrongly sited building

Ghanaians on social media are pleased by the action of the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

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The minister led a team to demolition a 22-story building allegedly sited wrongly at the Airport residential area in Accra.

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Residents accuse the developer of destroying a major road in the area for the construction of the building.

The developer, according to the residents had put up a barricade that blocked portions of the road, causing vehicular traffic.

They also say the trench dug for the foundation of the storey building has caused cracks in some buildings of Association International School which is adjacent the site.

But Mr. Amoako-Atta described the act by the developer as “nonsensical and madness”.

Because of this project you destroy public road. This is nonsensical and madness. It is madness,” he fumed.

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An angry minister further cautioned foreign investors and foreigners in general to abide by the laws of Ghana.

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He finally urged Ghanaians and public officials to up hold the dignity and interest of the country, than their personal interests.

Officials at various centres are to be very careful and we should carry our national flag. It is painful, it is painful that some officials...i don’t know what it is, is it money? We allow foreigners to take our country for a ride. Money is not the most important thing in this world.

Below are some comments of Ghanaians expressing views on the actions of the Roads Minister: earlier reported that the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has warned the general public to be mindful of some unapproved tomato paste brands on the market.

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