December 24th, 2009
The Accra squatter community known as Sodom & Gomorrah has had its fourth fire of the year [on december 22nd, 2009]. This one claimed 2,000 structures, but no lives, Joy Online reports:
The squatters “had difficulty accessing water to bring the fire under control, because some of the [water] pipelines had been disconnected because they had been illegally connected”, the article reports.
This, of course, is a form of official discrimination against these communities. Don’t provide water and don’t allow illegal connections to function either. This policy marks a war of attrition against squatters.