Radio Erena: 02 October 2015
The Eritrean government ordered the demolition of several residential houses in Central Zone in the localities of Godaief and Hemberti, confirmed Radio Erena source.
The operation, which was the continuation of series of operations, was executed during the religious holidays of Meskel for Christians and Eid Al Adha of the Muslim followers.
The government alleges that the houses were built by individuals who illegally acquired part of government-allotted lands without the blessing of the government.
Many critiques of the government say that the demolition of the residential houses is untimely, unfair and illegal, especially, at the time when people are suffering from widespread shortages of rental houses in those areas and others.
To date, the Eritrean government has demolished over 1000 residential houses worth $80 Million dollars in many areas of the Central and Southern regions of the country, which caused the displacement of several families.