Some residents in Buoho Adomako of the Afigya Kwabre South District in the Ashanti region have resisted eviction from the area marked as a buffer zone for quarrying.
According to the residents, until they are compensated vacating the area will not be possible.
Hundreds of homes on the land have been earmarked for demolition without compensation as the assembly insists the structures are illegal.
Speaking to Joy News, the residents, some of whom had lived in the area for years said the assemble is not treating them with fairness.
“As young as I am, if I have a single bedroom house and the assembly wants to demolish it, then they would have to demolish it with me in the building,” a resident said.
“For me, I have a 6 bedroom and you cannot just vacate me unless you compensate me. Even if the site belongs to the government, we don’t have any problem but unless you compensate us,” another resident added.
They, however, discredited the assertion of occupying the lands illegally.
“We don’t have a chief now so it’s the abusuapeni (family head) who is taking care of everything now so we went to him and enquire about it and they sold it to us, we have the papers and everything intact.”
A teacher, Henry Dapaah has lived in his 6-bedroom house at Buaho Adomako for 5 years but without a building permit.
According to him, no one questioned or stopped them while building.
But the District Chief Executive, Christian Adu Poku told JoyNews’ Nana Yaw Gyimah that, it may be because “they built in the night.”
However, the custodians of the land, though denied selling the lands are in support of compensating the residents to enable them relocate.
But according to Mr Adu Poku “a compensation will come when the assembly, out of negligence might have given the person a permit, then genuinely we the assemble must pay for the cost of that person’s building, either than that anybody who is sitting there without permit must lose whatever he has over there.”
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