Ga Traditional Council opposes construction of ‘kayayei’ hostel in Accra

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The leadership of Ga Traditional Council led by its president and the Ga Mantse  King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II has protested the construction of a hostel facility at Agbogbloshie in Accra for head porters known as ‘Kayayei’.

According to sources, the hostel is meant to serve as a residence for the head porters in the area. Most of these head porters are females and sleep in front of shops and other places due to the lack of accommodation in the heavily congested community.

Construction works have already started on the site but have faced stiff resistance from commercial drivers and other users of the space.

However, the biggest and latest protest against the construction of the facility is from the Ga Traditional Council. The council in a statement signed by its President His Royal Majesty King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II has said it “has not been contacted nor has it been engaged in prior discussions” concerning the project.

According to the statement, “Under no circumstances should such a project proceed on the land at Agbogbloshie in the centre of Accra to the prejudice of the ‘Gamei'”.

The council urged the faces behind the project to find a new site for the hostel outside of the city while stating that they “remain vehemently opposed to this Project”.

Statement by the Ga Traditional Council

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