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Encroachers at Green Belt to suffer – AMA


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AMA Mayor Adjei Sowah

Accra, July 8, GNA – The Accra Metropolitan
Assembly (AMA) is taking legal steps to demolish all structures at the East
Legon Green Belt.

It said the developers of the structures would
be surcharge with the cost of the demolition.

This follows an Accra High Court ruling in
favour of the East Legon Residents Association for the Land Commission, AMA and
the Environmental Protection Agency to pul

Accra, July 8, GNA – The Accra Metropolitan
Assembly (AMA) is taking legal steps to demolish all structures at the East
Legon Green Belt.

It said the developers of the structures would
be surcharge with the cost of the demolition.

This follows an Accra High Court ruling in
favour of the East Legon Residents Association for the Land Commission, AMA and
the Environmental Protection Agency to pull down all structures at the Green
Belt.

The notice was given in a statement signed by
Mr Sam Ayeh-Datey, the AMA Metropolitan Co-ordinating Director and copied the
Ghana News Agency on Friday.

It said in the judgement, the High Court held
among others that, the Green Belt was a public land zone, an environmentally
sensitive and an ecologically important area, which must be preserved for the
benefit of Ghanaians including future generations.

The statement said on April 13, the Accra
Metro Security Committee headed by the AMA Chief Executive, Mohammed Adjei
Sowah issued a 21-day ultimatum to the encroachers in the area to cease all
building activities at the Green Belt.

The developers who were not happy with the
order also filed a writ seeking to restrain the Assembly from demolishing the
structures.

The statement said whilst the AMA was taking
steps to set aside the said writ, it has observed that the
developers/encroachers had taken advantage of the situation and continued to
erect structures with impunity at the Green Belt.

The AMA said: “Clearly, the activities of the
developers/encroachers at the East Legon Green Belt constitute flagrant
disobedience of the judgement of the High Court, hence the notice.”

GNA


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