Evicted Kaase woodworkers get relocation site

Woodworkers at Kaase-Angola in the Asokwa Municipality of the Ashanti Region have secured a new site for their relocation after they demonstrated against the city authorities for evicting them.

It would be recalled that the woodworkers, numbering about 3,000, protested their eviction by the Jute Mills Ghana Limited from their original site.

They complained that they were not given a new place following their eviction despite settling on the land for about 30 years.

But the Assemblymember for the area, Akwasi Danso Kakape, who spoke to Class News’ Elisha Adarkwah, after a meeting with the woodworkers, said the issue has been resolved and the workers have agreed to relocate to a new site.

He said the land was demarcated to the woodworkers by the chief of Kaase.

According to him, the Municipal Assembly has also agreed to develop the land with all the necessities the woodworkers would need on the new site.

Jute Mills Ghana Limited, the property owner, has given the woodworkers up to the end of August 2021, to vacate to pave the way for a project on the land.

Mr Danso said because of the tight deadline, the Assembly will work assiduously on the new site to ensure it is ready to be occupied.


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