National Watch has come out to say that there have been demolitions of properties and displacements of persons across the country as the demolitions started in April, this year.
In a press release signed on 20th July 2020, it was stated that those who suffer these demolitions and displacements are apparently of Ewe and Northern extractions as the National Watch estimates that the government sees these persons as anti – NPP and feel threatened by their existence and therefore had plotted to frustrate them.
The National Watch also stated that the demolitions were made to ensure those people don’t get to register in their current locations so that they cannot vote there in the 2020 elections.
They, therefore, urged the NPP government to desist from that act and play fair for the country’s stability and democracy.
See Press Release Below:
For Immediate Release
July 20, 2020
STOP THE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DEMOLITIONS/DISPLACEMENTS
NATIONAL WATCH has been observing a disturbing and wicked development of demolitions of properties and displacements of persons in occupation of the same properties across the country.
The demolitions in question started somewhere in April, this year at Ayigbe Town, Dzowulu in Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, that followed by one in Old Fadama in the Odododiodoo Constituency, all in the Greater Accra Region.
Not long after in May 2020, another was carried out at Bui (Bongase) in the Banda area of the Bono Region and the latest in the series was at Ayigbe Town, located behind Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) on the boundary of Tema East and Central Constituencies of Greater Accra.
As if by design, those who suffer these demolitions and displacement are virtually of Ewe and Northern extractions and looked a targeted exercise by the long and unseen hands of the sitting Government.
In the estimation of NATIONAL WATCH, the Governing NPP sees these persons as anti-NPP and feel threatened by their existence in these areas and so, therefore, had plotted to frustrate them; to ensure they don’t get to register in their current locations so that they cannot vote there in the 2020 elections.
From what NATIONAL WATCH has gathered, the NPP sees the Ayawaso West Wuogon, Odododiodoo, Banda, Tema East, and Central Parliamentary Seats a tall order to annex in 2020 Elections and therefore employing communist inferior tactics to win them; hence seeking to displace non-supporters.
What is more reckless about this demolition/displacement exercise is that it was without prior notice to the people and in the process mostly affecting women and children.
Also worrying is the blatant disregard for COVID-19 as a pandemic, engulfing Ghana and the raining (cold) season, coming with its attendant problems, particularly to children, women, and the marginalized.
NATIONAL WATCH would like to urge the NPP Government to desist from sponsoring such nefarious acts, recklessness, and attacks on harmless people and play fair since such backward and undemocratic tendencies bear the likelihood of eliciting a counter-response, threatening our stability and lovely democracy.
Let’s protect our democracy with tolerance and participation, not by intimidation and the act of exclusion.
Mad. Susie Afua Adoboe
Nana Adubea Koranteng
Koku Mawuli Nanegbe