SCC Demolition: Angry drivers stage protest

SCC Demolition: Angry drivers stage protest

Taxi drivers at SCC Junction in the Weija Gbawe Municipality of the Greater Accra Region are protesting against the demolition of their office by the Member of Parliament for Kade in the Eastern Region.

The drivers are demanding for an immediate redress of the matter.

The demolition which was carried out deep in the night and led by one Kwasi Badu claiming to be a National Security officer at the Jubilee House has caused the total destruction of an office and waiting area for passengers and drivers.

The driver presenting their petition to the police

All items including furniture and television sets have also been destroyed.

According to the leadership of the taxi station, the Kade MP Alexander Agyare have bought a piece of land that lies behind the station and ordered for the demolishing to be carried out as it blocked his frontage.

Having occupied the space marked as a road reserve for over three decades and having an agreement with the Weija Gbawe Municipal Assembly, the leadership is calling on government to intervene and have the matter appropriately addressed.

 

The drivers say the demolishing has affected their business.

They are further asking the government to prevent any permanent development on the land as the Ghana Water Company’s main supply pipes lie in the area.

Meanwhile, several passengers became stranded as a result of the demonstration as the drivers parked their vehicles.

The Weija Divisional Police Command says it will fully investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to book.

Addressing the drivers, the SCC District Police Commander Superintendent of Police Daniel Turkson urged the drivers to remain calm as police investigate the matter.

Metro TV reached out to the Kade MP, Alexander Agyare for comment.

By: Akwasi Addo | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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