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Landslide : Aburi mountain to be declared a ‘green zone’

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Aburi mountain
Aburi mountain

The Akuapim South District Assembly says plans are underway to declare the Aburi Mountain a green zone and strictly enforce regulations to protect the area.

It said the move is to ensure that real estate developments in the area are not carried out haphazardly.

This comes after indications that the many construction works up the hill is responsible for the frequent incident of rockfall on the Aburi-Accra road.

The Planning Officer for the assembly, James Abugre in a Citi FM interview said by next month, the Assembly will complete modalities for the area to be declared a green zone and all persons who own lands in the area will be notified about the new development.

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“We’re going to declare the place a green zone area. We have taken that decision and so we are now putting in place the modalities and documents in place to engage everybody. Anyone who owns land or buys land along that stretch will not be allowed to put up any structure. By next month, the assembly will act on that. You may own land there but we are to regulate whatever you put up there and we are going to enforce this,” he said.

In barely two weeks, two rockfall incidents have occurred, leading to a temporary closure of the Accra bound section of the Aburi – Ayi Mensah road.