Big and well-built houses at the Ramsar Site in Sakumono, a high-end suburb of Accra, have been razed down by the Accra Mayor, Henry Quartey.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister wants to prevent possible flooding of homes in the future since Ramsar Sites are not suitable for siting of apartment buildings.
Generally, Ramsar Sites are wetlands of international importance. They are typically designated under the criteria of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for containing representative, rare or unique wetland types or for their importance in conserving biological diversity.
The Sakumonor Ramsar Site is a 1,200-acre land that holds thousands of gallons of water each year to prevent flooding in the surrounding communities.
The Chairman of Greater Accra Rgional Security Council Henry Quartey says the move is to prevent possible flood.