One of the demolished structures
About 100 residents near Kakasunanka Number 1 in the Kpone Katamanso District of the Greater Accra Region have been rendered homeless following a destruction of their houses by a team of armed military officers from Michel Camp, Tema.
The team of military personnel stormed the area with bulldozers to demolish the property.
The residents claimed that the military officers came in without any court order or notice to only destroy the land ?on which we have been living for decades.?
When DAILY GUIDE visited the area, one of the affected victims who had undergone a serious surgical operation, stated, ?I even sleep in a classroom and I have to wake up early to make way for the students to come study.
?I have lost everything and I will have to start life from the scratch after our houses were pulled down.?
Nene Tetteh Akrofi II, Kakasunanka Mantse, who spoke with DAILY GUIDE noted that the land which the military were forcibly claiming ownership of, belonged to the Kakasunanka Family.
In the interim, he had provided temporary accommodation for the affected victims.
The Commanding Officer (CO) of the First Battalion of Infantry (1BN), Lt Col Fred Ntiri, stated that the affected persons who had encroached on part of the military zone were served with a notice to vacate the land.
?We only took that drastic action to restore sanity because the people were reluctant to quit the vast portion of the military lands had been encroached on by civilians,? he added.
From Vincent Kubi, Tema