Demolish Aburi hills structures - Parliamentary road committee demands
The Roads and Transport Committee of Parliament is calling for the urgent demolishing of buildings along Aburi hills as a solution to recurring landslides. This development is as a result of a landslide which induced flooding, displacing about 559 residents after four hours of rain on Monday. The affected victims were
temporarily sheltered. Speaking on radio, the chairman of the committee, Samuel Ayeh Paye said the solution to the problem is to stop human activities on top of the hills. He added that the landslides was due to pressure being mounted on the hill by buildings. Ayeh Paye, who is the MP for Ayensuano Constituency in the Eastern Region said the situation is a waiting national disaster
and urged various stakeholders including the National Security, local authorities, central government, chiefs and all Ghanaians to be concerned. Ayeh Paye also added that building retaining walls won't help if the structures on the hills aren't demolished. Similarly, the Director of Operations for NADMO, Emmanuel Adu Ansah also attributed the landslide to a bad fence wall of a house located on the hills.