Squatters Under Lapaz High Tension Poles To Be Evicted

Squatters Under Lapaz High Tension Poles To Be Evicted



Some squatters under high tension poles at Lapaz new market in the Okaikoi North municipality of the Greater Accra Region are set to be evicted from the area by the government. During a visit to community by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey and officials of the Municipal Assembly, a number of structures had


also been erected under high tension poles and under unsanitary conditions. Municipal Chief Executive for Okaikoi North, Boye Laryea, who spoke to journalists about the move, said; I came here with the Regional Minister also because of the encroachment of the high tension space. We wanted to at least come and take out



the people under the high tension. I also came here to ensure that when we start the exercise, they don’t come and lament and say that the MCE is worrying traders and all that. In the meantime, Greater Accra Regional Minister has hinted of a forced eviction if notice served to the dwellers to move is also not adhered to. My main



problem is an electrical problem and electrical lines dropping from the high tension. I am also sure that if it happens, the whole country is going to talk about it and ask what authorities did about it. So we also are being proactive to save human lives. So we came to look at it today. They will be served with final notice because they



have been given several warnings to relocate, but they haven’t done that. So they will be given the final notice and if they don’t heed to it, then the Assembly will use the law to remove them, he said. Already, thousands of unauthorized structures along the Tema Motorway have been pulled down by a task force from the Ledzokuku



Municipal Assembly. The assembly says occupants of the structures had illegally connected electricity and water for use at the expense of the government.