Partial lockdown: Old Fadama residents sleep in the open after demolition exercise

Partial lockdown: Old Fadama residents sleep in the open after demolition exercise

- Some squatters at the Old Fadama slam have been captured sleeping under the open heavens

- This was as a result of a demolition exercise after fire razed down hundreds of makeshift homes at Fadama

- The demolition exercise has left most of the slum dwellers homeless especially in times when government has directed people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

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YEN.com.gh has sighted photos of some squatters at the Old Fadama slam sleeping under the open heavens.

According to the description of the photos shared by GhOne's Serwaa Amihere, the photos of people including women and children sleeping in the open was as a result of a demolition exercise after fire razed down hundreds of makeshift homes at Fadama.

According to a Celebritiesbuzz report, the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Accra, Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah he said the demolishing was an agreement between the 21 tribal heads for those who have settled too close to the Odaw river to remove their structures.

The demolition exercise, in turn, left most of the slum dwellers homeless especially in times when government has directed people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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The Mayor, however, said there have been alternative accommodation arrangements for slum dwellers so that the dredging of the river can go on.

Ghanaians, however, could not keep mute on the photos that were shared. They shared their sentiments as well as frustrations.

AJ just couldn't understand.

Vivienne said it is sad to see such a thing happen.

Sammy said if temporary places are created for them, a community would definitely spring up.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that 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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