I wasn’t compensated after demolition of ‘Obra’ Spot – Maame Dokono

Veteran actress Grace Omaboe, popularly known as Maame Dokono, has revealed that when her ‘Obra’ Spot located at Circle, Accra was demolished to pave way for the construction of the Dubai interchange, she was not given any compensation under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama’s government.

The Mahama administration had the ‘Obra’ Spot and other structures in the area cleared for the commencement of the interchange in 2013 to replace the roundabout which handled more than 84,000 vehicles from the arterial roads and their intersections, which created heavy vehicular congestion.

The actress who featured in the popular Akan Drama series ‘Obra’ said nothing has been told her years after her property was destroyed.

“They closed down ‘Obra’ spot before the construction of the interchange and there was no compensation. I’m now fighting for compensation.”

The name Obra spot, was derived from the popular Local Television series in which the owner of the eatery, Maame Dokono was an actress.

The place was sometimes referred to as Maame Dokono park, in apparent reference to the role the proprietor played in the TV series.