The Minority in Parliament has condemned the demolition of makeshift residences at Agbogbloshie, describing it as callous and insensitive.
Minority Spokesperson, A. B. A Fuseini, explained to the media all through a go to to spot that frequent sense need to have manufactured the Accra Metropolitan Assembly postpone the demolition right until following the lockdown.
According to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, the action was to make way for the dredging of the Korle Lagoon as the rains set in to avert flooding.
Some of the squatters and their young children remaining without the need of residences have been compelled to devote the night time in the open, with out shelter even with assurances by town authorities that short-term tents will be presented.
Speaking to JoyNews on Thursday, Mr Fuseini reported the displaced persons will struggle to abide by the lockdown without the need of households to dwell in.
The Sagnerigu MP also described that the minority will summon the Nearby Federal government Minister to Parliament to answer thoughts above the demolition quickly.
“As quickly as the prospect exists in Parliament, we are heading to connect with on the… Minister for Nearby Federal government or Will work and Housing or other relevant ministries to occur and answer. If there are alternatives some of us will make statements on the flooring of the Residence,” he mentioned.
Acknowledging the illegality of the settlement, Mr Fuseini added that the position of the slum dwellers “should not be reduced to that of animals” contacting for a humane cure for the displaced squatters.
“We are in extraordinary situations. So one particular would have said that even on humanitarian grounds…In a scenario where you are asking every person to stay residence. If you demolish someone’s home and you request the man or woman to continue to be home, the place will the individual remain,” he requested, calling on the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to physical exercise discretion in this distinct matter.
In the meantime, some of the head porters and other people of the spot are inquiring governing administration to exempt them from the lockdown so they can go again property up north.
They complain aside from lodging problems, they are not benefiting from the free distribution of foods, generating life hard.
“What has occurred right here is not superior at all mainly because, we have been educated about coronavirus and govt has questioned us to continue to be house and they have demolished our shelter so now where will we sleep?”