Residents of Pampaso block Accra-Kumasi highway over forced eviction

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Residents of Pampaso Number 1, a community near Nsawam in the Eastern Region, are protesting the demolishing of their homes.

At least 20 persons slept in the open on Sunday evening because their properties were demolished.

According to them, men stormed the village in the middle of the night in the company of masked men, suspected to be land guards and started pulling down buildings.

The residents said the Chinese nationals who were responsible for the eviction say they have bought the;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==

In view of that, the unhappy inhabitants on Monday blocked the Accra-Kumasi highway to drum home their displeasure.

“Our lights went off around 2 am, we thought it was the normal ECG issue and would be restored soon. All of a sudden, we heard gunshots. These men knocked on our doors, threw us out, and demolished our buildings.

“We don’t know what is going on. No one has told us anything,” a resident told JoyNews.

The residents subsequently, called on the Inspector-General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare to investigate the issue.

“IGP Dampare since you came we’ve seen that you’ve changed the police force, please help us,” they pleaded.

Meanwhile, the Regional Police PRO, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh says they’ve mounted a search for the mastermind.

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