Authorities of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), and its task force today spared Diamond Pub and Grill from demolition but gave a one-week ultimatum for the spot to be removed from its current location in East Legon.
According to reports, there was near chaos at the facility after some members of the AMA task force appeared at the scene to demolish the pub, which is owned by Shatta Michy, wife of Ghanaian dancehall musician, Charles Nii Armah Mensah better known as Shatta Wale.
Reports indicate that, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly has earmarked some unauthorized structures at the East Legon Green Belt Zone, including the newly constructed pub of Shatta Mitchy for demolition.
According to the task force they had succeeded in pulling down all unauthorized structures in the area but spent several hours in trying to demolish the Diamond Pub after they were met with pleas from Mitchy and some other workers.
Reports say, Shatta Wale’s wife initially told AMA authorities that, keys to the facility were in possession of one of her workers and was waiting to pack her belongings before the demolition.
After some raging controversies over the demolition exercise, officials from the AMA heeded to her pleas but disconnected her electricity power and also seized her meter.
But few hours after she was left off the hook, the wife of the self-acclaimed Dancehall King, has taken to her Facebook page to call the bluff of the AMA officials, insisting they cannot collapse her business.
In a series of Facebook messages, Shatta Mitchy dared; “It’s only in Ghana that a young lady would try to do something for herself to encourage other young ladies to do same no matter how small & she ends up being fought from all angles. Stronger forever".
She also added “I’m 24, I have my businesses, my education, my wonderful family, & Im grinding still, there’s money to be made on these streets & nothing will stop me and my fellow young ladies who are willing to make it out here. You can’t break me. Try something else”, a message believed to have been directed at the AMA officials.
Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Co-ordinating Director of the AMA, Sam Ayeh-Datey, has told the media in an interview that, developers whose structures had been pulled down would be surcharged with the cost of demolition.
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