Thousands of settlers at Old Fadama left homeless after the slum was demolished to pave way for the dredging of Korle Lagoon amid the lockdown.

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The demolishing exercise was carried out in the early hours of Thursday, 16 April 2020, by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).

According to AMA, most of the settlement was a blockade for the dredging of the lagoon, which is the main drainage connecting the other drains in the Accra to the sea. The dredging is meant to reduce the annual flooding incidences in the capital.

The exercise was carried out amid the lockdown in the capital which the affected settlers believe the assembly has not been fair to them, because the demolishing of their homes will expose them to a greater hardship during the lockdown.

Some of the settlers also disclosed that the assembly had not given them any prior notices before the demolishing exercise was carried out.

Not long ago, a fire had gutted the settlement leaving 100s of people homeless.

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