Hundreds of houses demolished at Old Fadama amid COVID-19 spread & lockdown

Hundreds of houses demolished at Old Fadama amid COVID-19 spread & lockdown

- Scores of residents at Old Fadama have been left homeless after a demolishing exercise was carried out in the area

- Many people have been forced to pack themselves together in uncomfortable spaces after 100s of houses were pulled down by the authorities

- It is thought that the city authorities should have waited for the COVID-19 era to be over before carrying out such activities

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Scores of residents at Old Fadama, a slum in Accra, have been left without abodes as hundreds of houses have been pulled down in a demolishing exercise that was carried out there.

A video report gathered by GHOne TV and sighted by YEN.com.gh shows a massive extent of the exercise amid the lockdown exercise currently ongoing in the country.

One of the victims who is a young man in his late twenties and married with a child bitterly lamented that the city authorities have left them stranded by breaking down their houses in these hard times.

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According to the young father and husband, the authorities should have waited for the COVID-19 crisis to be over before coming to take all their necessary actions, as these are not ordinary times.

The young father and 14 other victims affected have been forced to live in a single concrete structure that was luckily left behind.

Several parts of Ghana have been on partial lockdown since Monday, March 30, 2020, in line with the president's directive to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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No authority has been heard of since the dGhanaians on social media have been reacting to the demolishing that was carried out in these hard times.

Ameed Adzah mentions that there should be a way to prevent slums from developing in the first place:

Justce Ato Dwira wondered how 15 to 20 people could live under one roof:

In a different report, a 56-year-old Ghanaian cobbler called Opani Sarfo who could not endure the lockdown exercise because of extreme hunger broke down in tears on camera after receiving a gift of GHC1,000.

The father of five children was blessed with the gift by individuals in Virginia, USA, under the auspices of the Crime Check Foundation under the leadership of Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng.

Opani Sarfo was spotted in his cobbler shop which was in violation of the lockdown exercise put in place by President Nana Akufo-Addo to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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