Illegal structures on the Weija hills will be demolished soon – minister

Illegal structures on the Weija hills will be demolished soon – minister

- The cause of the erosion is traced to the construction of the Legon-Madina road by Sonitra

- The minister directed that the assembly shouldn't hesitate to remove illegal structures

- A team of experts have been constituted to find a final solution to the prroblem

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Kwasi Amoako – Attah, the minister of roads and highways, has instructed the Ga South Municipal Assembly to immediately remove all illegal structures on the Weija hills.

Illegal structures on the Weija hills will be demolished soon – minister

Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Attah

This directive, according to the minister, forms part of strategies devised to quell the spate of erosion on the hills.

He again instructed the assembly to put a stop to the activities to illegal sand winning and stone quarrying on the hills.

This is to prevent the situation where the hill was weakened, and its debris were washed down to onto the Kosoa – Accra road.

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The Ga South Municipal Assembly, therefore is to be the sole body with to give people the right to undertake sand winning or quarrying activities on the hill.

Any structure constructed without their approval would be approved.

Days ago, a downpour caused a huge amount of silt from the hills to descend unto the road, submerging a large part of the road and consequently causing traffic.

The minister has directed the chief director of the ministry of roads and highways, Godwin Brocke, to put together a technical team that would provide a final solution to the issue.

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Pending that final solution, the minister urged the assembly to remove all illegal structures in order to mitigate the probability of calamities, that could have otherwise been avoided.

According to the road engineer, Daniel Sawyer, the root cause of the erosion can be traced to the excavation of rocks from the hills by Sonitra, for the construction of the Legon – Madina road.

He added that people have taken advantage of the situation and exploited the quarry. He believed that transmission polls on the path of the erosion could be toppled if the erosion is left unchecked.

He concluded by stating that the assembly had forwarded reports to the Urban Roads department and the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA), and are awaiting a response.

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