Some scrap dealers in the Agbogbloshie area in Accra has clashed with security personnel on Thursday, July 1, 2021.
According to reports and videos circulating on social media, gunshots were fired at scrap dealers.
The gunshots were reportedly fired by military personnel to disperse the scrap dealers who were burning tyres on the streets.
Reports first sighted that the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, was embarking on a project to decongest the area but the scrap dealers were resisting efforts and it resulted into a banter.
The decongestion exercise started on the morning of Thursday, July 1, 2021, and was peaceful until it got to the turn of the scrap dealers.
The scrap dealers happen to be part of other groups of traders who are being moved from the Central Business District (CBD) as part of Quartey’s ‘Make Accra Work’ agenda.
They decided to resist the ejection process and went to the street to protest and burn tyres.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister had no option than to call of police support.
This will be the second police and civilian Clash in Ghana within a week.
We are not done dealing with the clash at Ejura and the killers of Ibrahim Kaaka Mohammed and now this.