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Evans Mills & 101 Others v. Accra Metropolitan Assembly

On 24th September 2001 the Accra metropolitan Assembly ( AMA}, the city authorities responsible for Accra issued a one week eviction notice to a group of about 100 pig farms without providing them alternative site to remove their pig farms or face demolition.

The pig farmers complained among others that the one-week notice is too short and further that, the demolition if carried out in the manner contemplated by the AMA, would destroy their life- long investment. Under the circumstances, the pig farmers initiated a court action, through CEPIL, against the AMA.

Among the reliefs sought by the pig farmers was an injunction to restrain the AMA from carrying out the demolition exercise. Notwithstanding notice of the pending court action against the AMA, it proceeded with swiftness to demolish the farms as planned.

Although five (5) years have passed since the demolition, the victims are still left to suffer the hardships and loss of property without any support from the perpetrators or the Government.

The case is still pending in an Accra High Court. CEPIL will continue to represent the pig farmers in Court

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