The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has issued a 1-week ultimatum to illegal settlers at Mempeasem, a suburb of East Legon in Accra, to leave the area or face demolition.
The Assembly says it has identified about 500 settlers in the area. Some of the settlers were managing piggeries and have illegally allocated to themselves portions of land.
According to the AMA, their actions have given rise to criminal activities in the area.
The AMA Coordinating Director, Sam Ayeh-Datey, made this known when the Assembly conducted an assessment in the area as part of efforts to make Accra a clean City under the National Sanitation Day programme on Saturday.
He said the ultimatum to the illegal settlers followed persistence public complaints about stray pigs within the East Legon community, which they said posed health challenges.
The Coordinating Director said the situation did not promote a healthy relationship between the city authorities and the residents in such a first class residential area.