Two people injured in a clash between land guards and woodworkers

African News

Two people have been hurt as a result of an altercation in Akwatialine, in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti region, between supposed land guards and wood vendors.

The Asokore Mampong Municipality’s officials have underlined recently that hundreds of wood vendors must be relocated from Akwatialine in order to assist the area’s rehabilitation.

Back in April 2023, when they refused to leave the area where they work, woodworkers got into a fight with security personnel and suffered injuries.
The Asokore Mampong Municipal Chief Executive, Kennedy Kankam, previously told Citi News that after the newly built stores are finished, the woodworkers will be able to work there.

Construction for the redevelopment project has already started, despite the fact that certain woodworkers continue to oppose the relocation for the redevelopment plans and that the subject is currently in court.

A dispute between some woodworkers and the land guards, who were supposedly hired by the Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly, is said to have broken out on Tuesday as the contractors were expanding construction work to their neighborhood. The parties involved in this altercation sustained injuries as a result.

The Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly’s president, Mathew Amissah, promised that measures would be taken to resolve the ongoing dispute between the wood vendors and the relevant authorities.