The Ablekuma Central Municipal Assembly has demolished six structures within the Abossey Okai spare parts market in Accra.
The exercise is said to have commenced at about 3:30 a.m. yesterday dawn, rendering more than 35 families, including children, homeless.
Properties, including home appliances, clothing, auto spare parts and furniture, were lost in the exercise.
The affected families were seen salvaging what they could from the debris.
They claimed they were not given enough time to move out before their residences were demolished.
A resident at Abossey Okai and an eye-witness, Mr Vance Abossey, said the demolishers were assisted by armed police officers who stormed the homes and ordered the occupants to move out.
He said residents who delayed in moving out almost had the buildings collapsing on them.
He described the houses that were pulled down as family homes that had been standing for more than 100 years until 2017 when some men alleging to be from the Ablekuma Central Municipal Assembly earmarked them for demolition.
“The men visited here regularly a few months ago and verbally informed the residents that their homes will be demolished to pave the way for a road construction project,” he said.