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Stop work! Gov’t reacts to demolition of Bulgarian Embassy after Ablakwa exposé

The government has ordered the cessation of all works on the piece of property that once housed the Bulgarian Embassy at 10 Kakramadu Road, East Cantonments, Accra.

The decision to stop an ongoing development on the land comes after the MP for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, blew the whistle that the Bulgarian Embassy had been completely razed in a “lawless, provocative and mafia-style operation”.

According to Mr Ablakwa, “armed rogue elements with extra fortification from deviant land guards and errant personnel allegedly from the Cantonments Police Station had the sheer effrontery in broad daylight, to evict Bulgarian Embassy staff, throw out inviolable assets belonging to the Bulgarians and assault the Honorary Consul, Mr Nicolaas C.M. van Staalduinen in his effort to restrain them.”

He noted that valuables including generators, computers, printers, refrigerators, archival documents which represent a treasure trove of deep historical bonds and a stash of vital diplomatic exchanges were not spared by the marauding encroachers.

Mr Ablakwa said the encroachers returned at dawn to demolish the entire Embassy and are now building their own structure with the speed of light, at day and night, to conclude their mission.

Following this revelation, the government has posted a ‘stop work’ notice on the new property being constructed in place of the downed Bulgarian Embassy.

Mr Ablakwa is accusing Dr Yaw Adu-Ampomah of the NDPC and his cohorts of being behind the demolition of the Bulgarian embassy in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961 and for the “international embarrassment their impunity has brought upon Ghana.”

Mr Ablakwa, in a Facebook post, noted that the taxpayer must not be made to foot the Bulgarian compensation bills.

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“Ghanaians did that for the Nigerian demolishing – we won’t accept that again. Enough is enough!” he stated.

The lawmaker maintained that Dr Yaw Adu-Ampomah and his fellow conspirators must bear the entire cost of compensation and suffer the full consequences of their illegal conduct.

Source: Classfmonline.com

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