As part of the preparations for the beginning of the Suame Interchange Project in the Ashanti area, the authorities have begun dismantling structures that are located along the streets.
These structures are located along the route that will be taken by construction workers.
A few weeks ago, the Suame Municipal Assembly handed out letters to the owners of the structures, requesting that they move out of the way so that the contractors can continue with their work.
Suame Interchange Project: Authorities begin removing structures along streets
Temporary structures are the ones that are currently being taken down, and according to the Assembly, there are other measures that are currently happening to deal with permanent structures.
According to the Municipal Chief Executive for Suame, Maxwell Ofosu Boakye, owners are fully collaborating with officials carrying out the process. This information was sent to Citi News.
“We made the news two weeks ago, and because this is a project that everyone is expecting, as of Friday, almost eighty percent of them had already begun relocating.”
” We made the announcement two weeks ago. We decided to give them an additional two days beginning on Monday because of how well they were working together, and those two days came to an end yesterday.
Because fewer than ten percent of them were obstinate and unwilling to move, we had to resort to physical coercion. And as soon as we began doing that, the majority of them requested a couple hours to pack up and leave,” he said.
Therefore, Mr. Boakye expressed his gratitude to the owners of the structures for their cooperation and for sharing his perspective on the need to carry out the project.
“I will thank them because we thought we were going to face stiffer resistance from them, but it was more like they themselves saw the need for us to have the project done,” he remarked. “I will thank them because it was more like they themselves saw the need for us to have the project done.”