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8 humans arrested for encroaching on land for monitoring earthquake in Accra

The eight were caught setting up illegal systems at earthquake-inclined regions that straddle the GGSA earthquake monitoring station at Oblogo and Tuba within the Weija-Gbawe and Ga South municipalities in the Greater Accra Region.

The are in police custody for guidance for courtroom.

The arrest of the 8 changed into on the directive of the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources in charge of Mines, George Mireku Duker.

The deputy minister, who led a crew of police officers to embark on an unannounced operation in the Weija-Gbawe and Tuba areas to clampdown on illegal sand prevailing, also directed all unauthorised homes in the GGSA monitoring place be pulled down within one week.

The team observed that property builders and private people had chipped off the bottom of the hilly GGSA enclave, leaving cracks on the hill.

The lacerations at the hill left a number of the residential buildings on the top prone to collapsing.

Buildings that were at the base of the hill have been also on the mercy unfastened boulders.

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly had written "forestall work" notices on homes that were arising at the base of the hill, the developers omitted the order and persevered their activities. Chippings, blocks and different constructing substances and personal outcomes turned into seen there, giving indication that the perpetrators of the illegality may additionally have absconded the minister's crew got there.

The visibly irritated deputy minister ordered the arrest of 4 men and women who had been visible setting up a constructing at the Oblogo hill.

At Tuba inside the Ga South municipality, it turned into determined that sand winners and miners of gravel had decreased the restrained earthquake quarter into gullies.

Scores of illegal structures had sprang up in the hilly earthquake zone.

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