The traders say they believe the demolition was carried out by a private individual who is claiming ownership of the land.
The ownership of the land according to the traders is being disputed in court.
Abena Owusu Nyamekye of our partner station, Solid FM visited the scene of the demolition and reported that the traders around 12midnight “had a hint that there were people here who are demolishing the whole place. So they came here to witness all their shops and all their sheds being pulled down.”
In an interview with the leader of the traders, [name withheld], she complained that a great injustice has been done them with the unannounced demolishing exercise.
She said: “They have pulled everything down. Now they have gone to bring policemen and soldiers. This is what we do to cater for our children and families.”
“The KMA gave us this place but now, a certain man claims the land is for him. So we went to report the matter to the KMA boss who insisted we stay and trade our wares. But the man took us to court and so we have a lawyer who is handling the matter for us,” she narrated.
The market leader further revealed that they were scheduled to appear in Court on February 25 “but without warning, he has come to break all our structures.”
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana