The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Attah has tasked the Municipal Chief Executive for Adentan to demolish all structures erected at the Ramsar site close to the Adjiriganor bypass project.

He observed that buildings are springing up at a fast rate within that enclave and swift action must be taken immediately.

A Ramsar site is a wetland site designated of international importance for migratory animal life, especially birds, under the Ramsar Convention.

Speaking to the media after inspecting the Adjiriganor bypass project, Mr. Amoako-Attah said putting up buildings at Ramsar sites was illegal.

“Take the necessary steps to raze down these [structures],” he told the Adentan MCE, Daniel Alexander Nii-Noi Adumuah.

“If you need any support call on me. We will come here and raze these walls no matter who owns them,” Mr. Amoako-Attah added.

“No matter who is the owner in this country, nobody has got the right to build in a Ramsar site.”

In turn, Mr. Adumuah said: “I can assure you that we will have these things resolved.”

Construction in Ramsar sites and other waterways is also believed to contribute to flooding.

In line with this, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, had ordered the demolition of structures that are in waterways.

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) was also once seeking legal backing to demolish structures on waterways to avert flooding in urban areas.

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