President of the Slum Association of Ghana, Abdallah Alhassan, has said that the over-politicization of resettlement of settlers at the Sodom and Gomorrah slum in Accra over the years, has delayed what could have been a peaceful reintegration road map.
He argued that almost all the squatters AT the slum, had a common understanding that it was unlawful to continue living at the place, but say an exhaustive reintegration plan could have been better to save the situation.
Alhassan agreed that the resettlement plan by the former government to relocate them to Adjen Kotoku was perfect, but a lack of commitment has led to the present situation.
He told Kwaku Owusu Agyei on Si Me So on Kasapa 102.3 FM Tuesday:
“The right thing is not to wake somebody up 4:00 am and demolished their buildings; the right thing is what the NPP government started sometime ago.
“We understand the place is not ours, spoils the beautification of the city, and also not hygienic too.”
Incensed victims of last Saturday’s demolition exercise at Sodom & Gomorrah, a slum at Old Fadama in Accra, yesterday vandalized properties at the State House and succeeded in causing fear and panic in some parts of the city.