Some residents living around the Maamobi Polyclinic have described plans to evict them from a government-owned land by the Ayawaso North Municipality as unfair.
The exercise which is expected to take place tomorrow is to allow the assembly to put up an office.
However, the residents who would be affected say the notice is too short.
“They said they will come and demolished structures, on the 28th of July. I asked why and they said they are giving us the warning now. I tried explaining to them that, we should have given a three-month notice. The people in the yard are over 1000, where do you expect them to go,” one resident said.
That was Yusif Mohammed Ibrahim, one of the residents who would be affected by the eviction exercise.
Meanwhile, the Municipal Chief Executive, Aminu Mohammed, said his outfit has no other option than to evict the squatters.
“We also need the land to put up our permanent structure, so definitely we will put up our structure, no cause for alarm, they have alternatives,” he said
On Friday, March 9, National Security gave the residents and traders in the shacks directly opposite the Nima residence of President Nana Akufo-Addo up to March 15 to pack out of the area.
The affected persons were said to be receiving compensation of GHc 3,000 to GHc 10,000.
But some of the affected persons who spoke to Citi News said the compensation amounts were not enough.
The area houses a variety of business including tailors, lotto spots, fruit stands, a carpentry shop, a mechanic shop, provision stores, among others, all being overlooked by the Stanbic Heights tower on the other side of the Ring Road just behind it.