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22-Apr-2014  
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THE CONSTRUCTION of a multi-million cedi road, the Achimota-Alogboshie stretch linking Dome at the Abofu electoral area of Accra, risk being abandoned by the government not because of lack of funds, but the refusal of some residents to allow for the demolition of a bathroom and a kitchen sited in the middle of an area demarcated for the road.

Although the contractors of the project have transported their equipment to site, an injunction secured by the litigants that unless they are compensated for their property it cannot be pulled down, has stalled work.

This is in contravention of an earlier agreement between affected residents and local authorities for the voluntary demolition of their property on designated portions of the road.

Speaking to the Daily Heritage in an interview, assembly member of the area, James Akogo, was dismayed that the Abofu electoral area risk losing an important road project over two buildings that are holding the development of the sprawling community.

According to him, the owner of the structures has secured a court injunction prohibiting the contractor from demolishing the edifice and is threatening a court action against his office if he keeps pushing for the razing down of the building.

He noted that last year August, the government secured a contract for the construction of the Achimota- Alogboshie road linking Dome to reduce the hassle commuters and motorists who ply the route on daily basis go through.

Mr. Akogo contended that despite inscriptions that have been written on the buildings to allow for its demolition, the landlords are threatening legal action if the contractors proceed with their action
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He appealed to the city authorities to intervene before the issue degenerates into chaos as some residents are threatening to take the law into their own hands if the litigants fail to bow to pressure.

The chiefs and people of Alogboshie seem to express similar sentiments about the issue. They have threatened to apply force if the landlords do not barge to the demands of the contractors.
 
 
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