The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) on Sunday dawn initiated a demolishing exercise that reduced over 300 structures at Ashtown in the Ashanti Region to debris.
According to reports, the structures, including kiosks, tables and wooden shops were bulldozed under the supervision of police and military personnel.
Hundreds of traders and residents in the property were displaced following the operation.
The KMA said the victims were all encroaches on the property which belonged to government.
Some residents who claimed they were not given prior notice before the demolishing exercise said they were surprised at the KMA’s action because the land in question was being contended in court.
The demolishing exercise comes in the wake of several other demolishing exercises in the country especially in the capital Accra which has generated much controversy, notably among them the Adjei Kojo demolishing exercise that saw over 500 structures pulled down.