The Police officers from the Weija District Police Command provided adequate security for the successful completion of the exercise.
Speaking in an interview with Soireenews. com, Mr. Sarpei on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Assembly, Mr. Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor, Mr. Sarpei confirmed that the Assembly on Monday, June 20, 2022, demolished scores of illegal wooden structures, kiosks, food vending joints, shops and container stores including brothels along with the New Weija Choice on the Accra-Kasoa–Winneba-Cape Coast Highway.
He stated that the decision to demolish the structures in these unauthorized areas has followed an official petition from some residents to the Weija Gbawe Municipal Assembly and copied to the Weija District Police Station.
He pointed out that some of the structures believed to be brothels used for prostitution were alleged to be rented out to criminals who attack, terrorize and rape unsuspecting visitors and residents along the Accra Kasoa highway at night.
He cited the current incident when the two young ladies were attacked and virtually raped by criminals in the New Weija Choice Area.
He asserted that the New Weija Choice area which was closed to West Hills Mall had become a hub for commercial sex workers with more than a thousand five hundred scattered structures used as brothels.
Mr. Sarpei said: “We are poised to do what is right, and will not tolerate indiscipline in the metropolis to slow down developmental projects.”
Mr. Sarpei who spoke on behalf of the MCE of the Assembly stated that the Assembly would soon launch phase two of the exercise to arrest both who were selling in unauthorized open places and buyers to bring sanity to the municipality.
He expressed gratitude to the law-abiding sellers on the shoulders of the road at Gbawe and Mallam Junction, who applauded the Assembly for the exercise and assured them that it was not going to be a nine-day-wonder.
The owners of the stores in the area were delighted about the decongestion exercise and said everyone was aware of the sanitation problem and how hazardous it was to people’s health and urged politicians not to interfere.
“People should adopt a positive character towards sanitation to save the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly from spending so much money to manager waste,” they noted.