COVID-19: Gov’t warns landlords against unlawful eviction of tenants; describes situation as ‘unGhanaian’

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The Minister of Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea, has warned landlords against the unlawful eviction of tenants as people have been advised to stay home to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

According to him, landlords are admonished to “be generous” amid the pandemic as places of abode have become very crucial to reducing physical contact with others.

The warning comes at a time the country has recorded 1,671 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus including 16 deaths.

Speaking at a press briefing organised by the Information Ministry to provide updates on the country’s COVID situation, Mr. Atta Akyea said landlords should “guide the landlord and tenant relationship within the confines of the law.”

“We’re being admonished to stay at home as much as possible, and even with the lifting of the lockdown, you have to stay at home, but if where you are supposed to stay is having challenges because of the bad behaviour of a landlord or landlady, for that matter, it will be extremely unGhanaian,” he said at a media briefing on Tuesday, April 28.

“How is it going to work in this COVID environment if landlords with commercial appetite start evicting tenants from their premises?” he wondered.

He said the “life-threatening” situation required the efforts of everyone to abide by the President’s anti-coronavirus directives to deal with the infection and stressed that “landlords are expected to extend similar treatment to tenants as they will not be spared if they exploit the situation and fall foul of the law.”

 

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