Squatters evicted Sodom and Gomorrah demolition underway

Parts of Sodom and Gomorrah is currently being demolished by the AMA.

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Parts of the biggest slum in the capital, Old Fadama, infamously referred to as "Sodom and Gomorrah" is currently being demolished as promised by the Greater Accra Regional minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo.

This is because a taskforce from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, with support from the security services are expected to take earth moving equipment to the area to demolish structures which for years have served as homes for thousands of migrants mostly from the Northern Region.

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo and the Mayor of Accra, Alfred Vanderpuije are present to supervise the exercise.

The threat to demolish follows the June 3 twin flood and fire disaster which claimed about 159 lives.

Critics have accused officials of the AMA of failing to desilt the Odaw river which serves as a point of convergence for many drains in the capital.

Properly referred to as the Old Fadama, the area, the size of about 10 football fields has been home to many migrants who fled the Kokomba Nanumba war in Northern Region in the early 90s.

The area is drenched in filth with many ramshackle wooden structures which serve as homes for the migrants littered across the slum. The area is widely thought to be a den of criminals even though there are genuine hardworking individuals also living at the same place.

The occupation of the land by, and activities of, the illegal settlers have mostly interfered with the progress of the restoration of the Odaw river project which has stalled for years.

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