30 illegal brothels along Korle Gonno beach earmarked for demolition

25.Oct.2018

Over 30 illegal wooden structures along the Korle gonno Beach stretching from the Oceanic Beach Resort to Chorkor on the old Winneba road in the Ablekuma South sub metro in Accra have been earmarked for demolition by Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).

The structures believed to be brothels used for prostitution was alleged to be rented out to criminals who attack, terrorize and rape unsuspecting visitors and residents along the old Winneba road at night.

According to Head of Public Affairs at the AMA the decision to demolish the structures follows a petition from the Chief of Korle Gonno, Nii Tackie Owuowuo III, to the Korle District Police Station and copied to the Assembly.

 He said the situation has generated some insecurity for residents, tourists, operators of beach resorts and holiday makers hence the move to embark on the demolishing exercise.  

He said the petition also touched on illegal sand-winning and block manufacturing activities along the same stretch mostly in the afternoon and at night which is causing erosion at the beach front.