The Greater Regional Security Council (REGSEC) will demolish houses within the core zone of the Ramsar site in Tema.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Henry Quartey, said this when he visited the site with a team of media men and the members of the REGSEC to witness the encroachment of the wetland site.
The Minister said the demolition was necessary because it would pave way for water on the wetland to flow into the Sakumono lagoon.
Ramsar sites are internationally recognized lands that collect and hold water from adjoining points.
Building houses on such reserved lands, therefore, causes flooding in the catchment area.
According to the Ghana Forestry Commission, the site is a 4,200-acre land which was acquired by the government in 1998.
However, 1,200 acres of the entire land, which forms the Buffer and Transition part of the Ramsar site, have been encroached on by interlopers.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Tema West, Madam Anna Adukwei, disclosed that over 4,000 houses on the site were developed without permit, adding that none of those houses paid any form of revenue to the government.
Bala Ali, ISD