The Ningo-Prampram District Assembly (NiPDA) has commenced an exercise to pull down illegal structures on waterways within the district to curb perennial flooding.
The demolition exercise started at Peace Bee in the Kpone electoral area and was extended to parts of Community 25, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr. Tetteh Al-Latif Amanor, the District Chief Executive, stated that the exercise was in fulfillment of the directives issued by President Nana Ado Dankwa Akufo-Addo to have all illegal structures on waterways demolished by the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.
Mr. Amanor revealed that some developers within the district had resorted to developing their properties during weekends to avoid being noticed by the District Assembly’s Engineers, saying that the Assembly would identify such recalcitrant individuals and deal with them per the law.
The Ningo-Prampram DCE said the illegal developers and owners of properties in waterways were duly notified to desist from developing their structures on waterways, stressing that the directives by the District Assembly were blatantly disregarded.
“They were served enough notice to vacate the place,” he said.
Mr. Amanor said the exercise would serve as a deterrent to other developers who would violate the directives of the District Assembly, adding that punitive measures would be taken against the offenders.
He said the District Assembly was ready to cooperate with all stakeholders and residents within the district to curb the flooding problem.