22-storey building under construction at Airport caves in; dozens of workers injured

22-storey building under construction at Airport caves in; dozens of workers injured

- A 22-storey building under construction at the Airport Residential Area has caved in

- Some workers on site of this construction work have sustained various degrees of injuries

- This happens to be the same structure the roads minister had an issue with in 2019

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A 22-storey building under construction at the Airport Residential Area adjacent the Association International School has collapsed.

Some workers on site of this construction work have sustained various degrees of injuries.

They have since been rushed to the Nyaho clinic.

According to a report filed by Citi News, the Headmistress of Association International School, Audrey Doryumu said the unfortunate happening comes to confirm their claims and concerns that the facility was being constructed without due diligence.

22-storey building under construction at Airport caves in; dozens of workers injured
22-storey building under construction at Airport caves in; dozens of workers injured Credit: Citinewsroom and modified by the author
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She said the relevant state agencies must as a matter of urgency order for a halt of the construction work.

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In 2019, some residents registered their displeasure at the development being undertaken by a Turkish Construction Company since it was a threat to them.

According to them, the work was being done without permit from city authorities.

In December 2019, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta ordered for the demolition of this same structure after the residents lodged various complaints about the building.

He caused for the immediate arrest of the contractor and workers on site.

Mr Amoako-Atta said his attention was drawn to the situation and was baffled that a portion of the road had been destroyed due to the construction.

In other news, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has suspended sittings for the next 21 days following a surge in COVID-19 cases.

The House will be suspended from Wednesday, February 10, 2021, to Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

The Speaker disclosed that some 17 Members of Parliament (MPs) and 151 Parliamentary staff and ancillary workers in Parliament have tested positive for COVID-19.

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He further directed all MPs and staff to resubmit themselves to the Parliament Health Centre "after two weeks to ascertain their status before the assumption of the House" on March 2, 2021.

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