Hundreds of the displaced people at old Fadama in Accra have arrived in the Northern Regional capital Tamale but many were stranded.
Some of them were stranded at various bus terminals and called for assistance to get to their final destinations.
Among them were young ladies with babies and they carried mattresses, rubber buckets, sewing machines, basins, television sets and used clothing.
Many of them told Citi News they are natives of Kpatinga in the Gushiegu district, Tolon, Bimbila, Karaga and Gambaga in the East Mamprusi district.
Their mass exodus followed a Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye’s public announcement that plans were afoot to transport those who were willing to go back to their hometowns.
This was after a meeting with leadership of the displaced slum dwellers and Accra City Authorities over the demolition exercise.
Some of them who spoke to Citi News said no government authoritity helped them in any way to return to Tamale.
One of them who identified herself as Asana said, “… I am a native of Kpatinga: our structure was the first to be demolished. Is a lie, nobody helped us to get to Tamale.”
Frustrated Haruna from Kpatinga also said: “… Since Saturday we have been struggling to get money to Tamale and now we are stranded: they demolished our rooms and we begged for money to get here: we are going to Kpatinga that is our hometown, we don’t have money and we are stranded.”
Another young lady narrated her ordeal: “My name is Fuseina, we are from Agbogbloshie in Accra: they demolished our structures and that is why we are here. John Mahama sacked us.”
A former Assemblyman for the Gumani electoral area, Alhassan Nyabto called for immediate assistance from the Northern Regional Coordinating Council, the District Assemblies and NGOs to support them to their final destinations.
He debunked assertions that some of the ladies were engaged in prostitution and other nefarious activities at the slum for survival.