The Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly (ONMA) gave two weeks notice to a man popularly known as ‘Jawula’ to stop trading in illicit drugs before demolishing of his kiosk. He, however, failed to hid to the notice. This necessitated the lawful act of the Assembly.
The exercise was effected on 20th June, 2019 at the Abeka market, opposite the Mantse (Chief) Palace.
According to the Assemblyman of Blemagor Electoral Area, Mr. Abeka Baba Yaro emphasized that a number of notices were served and 4th April was the deadline for his evacuation.
He said that the parcel of land occupied by Jawula and his associates belongs to the Abeka Mantse (Chief) Palace. Therefore, a lot of demolishing will be conducted to reclaim the land for the Palace.
The exercise is targeted at drug traders who peddle their products in the open and smoking out those in their hide outs, as well as pulling down their structures.
For the exercise to be successful, he needs more support from both the Police and the Community at large.
He stated that prior to his coming, on the 27th March, 2019 he had a forum at the Abeka Mantse Palace with the Abeka Chief, Opinion Leaders and the Tesano Police Commander, ACP Oduro Amaning concerning a killing incident that happened.
He narrated that on 4th of March 2019, there was a killing incident in his area and a forum was held to prevent another from happening.
He stressed: “It was also agreed that all the flash points that sell illicit drugs be eradicated from the area. In all, about 19 flash points have been identified in Blemagor Electoral Area as at now.”
Source: GHANA / onmaonline.com