The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has demolished about 1,000 structures at the Circle railway area close to the VIP Bus Terminal.
The demolition which started about 6:15 am Thursday morning was carried out by the police who said the directive was from the Accra Mayor.
All structures under the high tension cable were pulled down. Joy News Michaela Anderson was at the scene and reported the demolition turned out to be an action movie when occupants in the area started throwing stones and hooting at the police.
Some of them even yelled insults at them and one of them allegedly set fire in one of the wooden structures to prevent the demolition from progressing.
But for the timely intervention of the Fire Service personnel who doused the fire, a lot more structures would have been reduced to ashes.
The police fired warning shots and made a number of arrests in connection with the setting up of the fire.
The Accra Mayor, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije was present at the demolition site and condemned in no uncertain terms the setting up of the fire.
He congratulated the Fire Service for a job well done and reiterated his outfit will continue to demolish unauthorized structures in the Metropolis.
Meanwhile, the Regional Minister, Nii Amarh Ashitey who inspected the demolition said NADMO would be contacted to cater for those who were affected during the demolition.
SOURCE -GHANA WEB.