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Developers encroach cemetery in Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis

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Some real estate developers have encroached upon the Kansaweredo cemetery in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region.

The encroachers have demolished some tombs and thereby exposing mortal remains.

A taskforce made up of the Environmental Health Directorate, Building Inspectorate Division of the Town and Country Department and city guards of the Metropolitan Assembly stormed the cemetery on Thursday to stop the encroachment.

Some of encroachers had already started laying foundation for their building projects without building permits from the Assembly.

Mr Sule Ahmed, Metropolitan Environmental Health Officer, told journalists at Kansaweredo in the Metropolis that two persons have been arrested.

He said exposure of tombs poses environmental hazard to residents and contravenes the Assembly’s bye-laws.

Mr Ahmed said a taskforce would be constituted to demolish the illegal structures.

Source: GNA

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  1. Please do not allow these greedy bustards, corrupt and no good who are looking for every piece of land as well as greedy , corrupt chief who want to sell everything leaving Ghanaians as tenant in their own country just as Professor Busia has take strict meassure in the 70’s to get raid of illegals who bought land from Ghanaians. This will not happen in Australia or Canada