The Amnesty Worldwide Ghana, has explained the demolishing physical exercise at Aged Fadama as untimely and insensitive.
Director, Robert Akoto Amoafo in a assertion on Thursday stated indicated that the act carried out by the Ministry of Water and Sanitation and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), impedes endeavours to incorporate the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
He famous that, in times like this, federal government establishments and organizations must collaborate to suppress the distribute of Covid-19 questioning government’s commitment to delivering defense to the most vulnerable men and women in the slum.
“All governments and other actors included in responding to the Covid-19 should be certain that worldwide human rights guidelines and benchmarks are at the centre of all responses to the ailment, in buy to very best defend general public health and fitness and guidance people who are most at possibility of adverse impacts,” he stated.
He then known as on the institutions accountable to as a subject of urgency, halt all further more demolition at Previous Fadama or make choice preparations to relocate the residents, in advance of continuing any demolition in the neighborhood.
He also questioned that afflicted folks be presented with temporary sites to reside to prevent them from perhaps contracting the disorder.
A demolishing training carried out on Wednesday, April 15, at Aged Fadama rendered above 1,000 individuals homeless.
Though the Chief Executive Officer of AMA promised to provide a short term shelter for afflicted folks, that was not the truth when Joy News’ Kwesi Parker-Wilson frequented the area at night time.
People had been sleeping in the open up.
Read the full assertion of Amnesty International Ghana Below: