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A team from the Amasaman Police Command and the Ga West Municipal Assembly taskforce has arrested seven people for building on waterways at Nsakina.

The Municipal Chief Executive for Ga West, Clement Wilkinson, who led the team, said the arrested persons will be processed for court.

Speaking to Citi News during the exercise, Mr. Wilkinson cautioned all developers building on waterways in the municipality to desist from such illegal acts immediately.

“We met them working on the site this [Monday] morning, and we picked them up because the owners were not around. We intend to process them to court soon.”

“We are expecting the owners of the projects to come around soon, to bail them out. We will get hold of them when they do.”

The demolishing of structures on waterways has consistently been proffered as a solution to flooding in residential areas.

The Accra Metropolitan Authority (AMA) has made similar moves in the past.

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in 2018 sought legal backing to demolish structures on waterways.

It drafted a Legislative Instrument to be sent to Parliament to receive the necessary endorsement to make the exercise acceptable by law.

Benedicta Okunor

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