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Mpape clean-up: FCTA laments as traders return

By Daniel Tyokua 

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has condemned the return of traders on the Mpape road which was demolished to free grilock in the area, recently.
This followed the few days break of clearing illegal structures at Mpape..

Mr Ikharo Attah, the Chairman FCTA Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation, during the evaluation visit to the area on Sunday, said the cleaning exercise was not up to 25% done, it must be continued.

He told residents of the area that the ongoing demolition of illegal structures was work in progress, adding that the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, had mandated the taskforce to ensure total clean up of Mpape.

Attah warned that anybody that would embark on any construction or adjustment work must wait until the operation was over.

He stated that whoever was developing any project in Mpape must go to the FCT Department of Development Control to certify the work and get approval before proceeding.

The chairman vowed that no illegal development and structure would be tolerated because Mpape was a theater of clean up operation.

“We carried out major clean up of shanties and illegal structure, two weeks ago from the very heart of over densely populated Mpape community.

“The exercise has not gotten to 25 per cent of the total clean up operation we are supposed to do but sadly, while we spend the whole of last week doing evaluation of the entirety of the work done across the city as well as going on surveillance inspections.

“I can tell you what we saw at Mpape was not looking good at all. Some person assumed that we are not going to resume demolition, some even carry rumours that the taskforce has been disbanded by the FCT Minister” he said.

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