The Minister for Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye, together with Tema Development Corporation (TDC) have finally relocated some inhabitants of Kaizer flats at Tema community 4 to a new community, called community 26.
The Kaizer flats inhabitants were relocated to community 26 because the government of Ghana and the Tema Development Corporation (TDC) needed the land for a developmental project.
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In 2018, most of the inhabitants were asked to leave after the flats had been designated for demolition by the Tema Development Corporation (TDC).
At the time, several concerns were raised about the safety of the structures by TDC as the flats had developed deep cracks with iron rods projecting from the concrete and the plastering peeling off.
The exercise is to pave way for new developments after the buildings were declared defective and uninhabitable.
The first demolishing affected 53 children and 134 adults at the time and these people were on block 407, 408, 410, and 415.
Officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), in collaboration with the Tema Development Corporation (TDC), Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), Ghana Police Service, and personnel from National Security, supervised the exercise to pave the way for TDC to take possession of the four blocks for redevelopment.
The Kaiser Flats were built in the 1960s to temporarily accommodate expatriates who were building the Volta Aluminum Company (VALCO). TDC expressed its readiness to renovate the remaining blocks in the area.