Notice Served! AMA gives East Legon squatters 21 days to vacate Green Belt

The ultimatum was given by the Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, when he went on a tour of the area. Many of the squatters in East Legon settled there after they had been evicted from other parts of the city in previous demolitions.

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Accra-mayor mohammed.jpg play Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah
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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has given a three-week ultimatum to squatters who have settled along the East Legon’s Green Belt to vacate or face forceful eviction.

The ultimatum was given by the Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, when he went on a tour of the area.

“It is regrettable that every available land reserved for public benefit has been encroached which is impeding community and the nation’s development”, the mayor told the Ghana News Agency.

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ama-encroachers GNA.jpg play City officials on tour of the area (Ghana News Agency)

The eviction of the squatters follows a 2009 court action by the East Legon Residents Association against the city authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Nungua Stool Land Administration. The court ruled in favour of the residents and ordered the eviction but since notices were served to residents, the squatters have failed to move hence prompting this uultimatum

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The vice chairperson of the residents association Colonel Hendrie Toppear (Rtd) said they would “advice all the residents not to pay property rates to the assembly should this last effort by the AMA to eject the encroachers fail.”

Many of the squatters in East Legon settled there after they had been evicted from other parts of the city in previous demolitions.

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