Head Potters In Kumasi Fume Over KMA Demolishing Their Homes

Head Potters In Kumasi Fume Over KMA Demolishing Their Homes
July 09 08:37 2018

Head-potters (Kayayei) who reside at Dagomba Line, a slum in Kumasi have appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo to order the Kumasi Mayor and the Ashanti Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) from further demolishing the structures they use as shelter. They said the demolition exercise has rendered hundreds of them homeless.

According to them, President Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, during the 2016 general elections visited the area and promised to build hostel facilities to accommodate them but the promise has since not been fulfiled after winning power. Irrespective of the unfulfilled promise, Leader of the head-potters, Kamal Al-goodman, told Adehye FM’s Elisha Adarkwah that Kumasi Metropolitan Area (KMA) Chief Executive and the Ashanti regional NADMO director have demolished wooden structures which serve as their place of abode.

According to him, if the President and his Vice cannot fulfill the promise made to them, they should allow them to sleep in their wooden structures without any disturbance. The KMA and NADMO have started demolition exercise after the heavy downpour which flooded some parts of the metropolis and its adjoining districts. Areas where demolishing took place include Anloga Junction, Dechemso and Dagomba Line.

Mr Al-goodman said they were not given prior notice before the demolition. He, therefore, called on the appropriate authorities to come to their aid by finding them a place of abode.
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