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Accra, Ghana: Eviction Threat

Title of entry:
Accra, Ghana: Eviction Threat
Type of eviction:
Land tenure irregularities , public works projects / megaprojects
Kwame Nkrumah Circle
Name of community or family threatened with eviction:
Estimated number of people affected (in figures):
Type of tenure:
Economic characteristics:
Informal sector work , Casual worker
Social characteristics:
Migrant , Indigenous
Age group:
Adults , Older persons , Minors
Case history:
The Ghana Railways Authority secured a loan from the chines government to redevelop the rail system in Ghana. As a result, the GRA threatened to evict the residents along the rails without proper procedure.
Scale of responsibility:
Violations of international legislation:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights , International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (art. 11)
Reasons given for eviction (official and unofficial) :
The land is needed to expand the rail system in Ghana
Main events in the eviction (date, year, time):
August 8, 2013
Authorities planning or carrying out the eviction:
Ghana Railways Authority
Organisations involved, their strengths and weaknesses, and their position on the problem :
Slum Union Of Ghana. It has members in all slums in Ghana. But it is very new and so lucks resource and skilled personnel
Agencies, NGOs or other organisations providing support to the community affected:
Slum Union of Ghana, Amnesty International Ghana
Measures taken or proposed by community members and/or organisations supporting them to resist eviction and/or find alternative solutions:
Negotiation with the Authorities to provide alternetive shelter
Options or possible solutions proposed by local or national authorities for the communities affected:
Relocation , Compensation
Future strategies or measures proposed to deal with this case or other evictions :
Negotioation with the authrity
Important future dates (specify what and when: day, month, year) :
Source of information (name, address and nature of involvement) :
Slum Union of Ghana, Abossey Okai road old Fadama, Accra. Directly involved
Organsiations(s) providing information :
Slum union of Ghana
Relationship of community organisations involved with IAI:
IAI members
Date of complaint:
August 6, 2013
Alhassan Ibn Abdallah