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Tragedy at Gomoa Budumburam: Pregnant Woman Killed, Child Critically Injured in Demolition Exercise

A heartbreaking incident occurred in Gomoa Budumburam as a pregnant woman lost her life, and her two-year-old son is in critical condition after their house was demolished during a mass demolition exercise.The mother, known only as Serwaa, tragically passed away after being rushed to St Gregory Hospital, while her son fights for his life at the same facility.

Eyewitnesses reported that Serwaa was asleep in the room when the demolition exercise began, catching her and her family off guard. The Traditional Authorities in Gomoa Fetteh, responsible for the land, initiated the mass demolition exercise about a month ago after the government returned the Gomoa Budumburam lands to them. The area had been allocated to Liberian refugees during the Liberian war for resettlement.

Stephen Gyamera, the landlord of the demolished house, expressed shock at the incident, noting that other residents were unaware that Serwaa was resting in her room at the time of the demolition.

Gifty Ankrah, an eyewitness, shared, “The machine has been demolishing our buildings for over a month now. We are surprised at how the traditional authority in Gomoa Fetteh is embarking on the demolition. Interestingly no government official has said anything about the act. Women and children have slept outside for over a month since the demolition started. So far, over five thousand citizens and Liberian refugees have been rendered homeless, including women and children.”

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