Road Minister Instructs Adenta MCE To Demolish Buildings At Adjiriganor Ramsar Site

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah has charged the Municipal Chief Executive for Adenta, Daniel Alexander Nii Noi to demolish all structures erected at the Ramsar site close to the Adjiriganor bypass project.

Road Minister Instructs Adenta MCE To Demolish Buildings At Adjiriganor Ramsar Site

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah has charged the Municipal Chief Executive for Adenta, Daniel Alexander Nii Noi to demolish all structures erected at the Ramsar site close to the Adjiriganor bypass project.

He observed that buildings are springing up at a fast rate within that territory and swift action must be taken immediately.

A Ramsar Site is a wetland site of international importance for migratory animal life, especially birds, under the Ramsar Convention.

Speaking to the media after inspecting the Adjiriganor bypass project, Mr Amoako-Attah indicated that putting up buildings at Ramsar sites was illegal.

He said, “Take the necessary steps to raze down these structures. If you need any support call on me. We will come here and raze these walls no matter who owns them".

“No matter who is the owner in this country, nobody has got the right to build in a Ramsar site.”

Mr Adumuah later assured Mr Amoako that things will be resolved. Construction in Ramsar sites and other waterways is also believed to contribute to flooding.

In line with this, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, had ordered the demolition of structures on waterways.

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) was also once seeking legal backing to demolish structures on waterways to avert flooding in urban areas.