Some residents of Kuntenasi in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region are incensed over the assembly’s decision to demolish their buildings to make way for road construction.
Properties worth millions of cedis have already been destroyed by Kofi Jobs construction limited, a situation residents find worrying.
Despite the pace at which roads are being executed in the area, residents seem unhappy with the government’s approach.
According to them many of their properties have been destroyed without any compensation.
They say the government’s decision to demolish their buildings for the construction of the road came to them only at a short notice.
A resident Afia Fosua says her shop was demolished but was not given any compensation.
“Our container shops have all been demolished, and we were not relocated or given any money to reestablish our businesses,” she noted.
The area which was covered with many deplorable roads is now becoming one of the fastest-developing districts in Ashanti.
Many of the roads have seen some level of development in the last few years.
For some shop owners, their businesses will suffer serious losses or even collapse as a result of the situation.
“We may lose many of our customers because of this demolition, I don’t even know where to set up my shop again because almost all the places have been taken over by other traders,” one said.
The Assembly Member for the Kuntenasi electoral area, Paul Owusu says a compensation of 10 percent is being given to some of the affected persons.
He urges the people to accept whatever is being given to them considering the importance of the project.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for the area, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum calls for calm and urges the various assembly members to work closely with the district assembly, chiefs, and the contractor by ensuring that the project is executed seamlessly.