Woman Petitions IGP, AG And Local Government Minister Against Ga Central Municipal Assembly
A retired educationist has petitioned local government Minister, Inspector-General of Police, Attorney General and the Greater Accra Regional Minister to enquire into the unlawful and forceful removal of tenants from their homes at Gbawe-Agape by the Ga Central Municipal Assembly. The petitioner, Magdaline Sarpong Debrah
states that on March 19, at around 5 am, about 50 men comprising of members of the Ga Central Municipal Assembly taskforce, police officers believed to be from the Anyaa District command, and other known land guards within the vicinity broke into a 12 bedroom house at Agape-Gbawe to forcefully and unlawfully
eject all the tenants in the house. She said the house in question is a subject of litigation at General Jurisdiction 7 at the High Court Complex in Accra which the Ga Central Municipal Assembly is a party. However, the Assembly went ahead to eject tenants without a court order. She further noted that the assembly destroyed
portions of the property and then left school children preparing for school traumatised. Madam Sarpong Debrah refers to the action of the Ga Central Municipal Assembly as inhumane and contemptuous looking at the pendency of the case.In view of this, she has called on Dr George Akuffo Dampare, Godfred Dame, and Dan
Botwe to investigate the action of the MCE, Mohamed Bashiru, the police personnel, and individuals that took part in unlawful eviction and destruction of properties and further sanction them.