The metropolis of Accra seems poised to evict squatters in the communities of Sodom and Gomorrah and to push out the traders at Agbogbloshie market, the Joy newpspaer and Peace FM report.
Here's a doozie: while giving lip service to the human rights of squatters to live in better conditions, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, head of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, told reporters that he is "in negotiations with the Electricity Company of Ghana, Ghana Water Company and other utility providers to halt the provision of their services to the slum."
So, in order to have them live better, he will cut off their water and electricity.
Let's call this two-faced approach what it is: duplicity.
Remember, this is the same politician who said in prior articles that there were plenty of vacant apartments that the squatters could rent in Accra.
The government is also pushing merchants at the local market further out of town, according to another article from Peace FM.