The conflict over the land area is rooted in clashes between elites and colonial administrators over land tenure policies of 1914-1920. Since 1991, there have been repeated eviction actions in Old Fadama, in attempts to remove the northern settlers, who are still called ´outsiders´ despite their extended tenure in the locale. On July 31, 1993, people from 400 houses on public land were evicted. In 1999, the government launched the Korle Lagoon Ecological Restoration Project (KLERP), more recently which has been touted as a climate adaptation program due to the recurrent flooding in Old Fadama, but essentially what represents a redevelopment of the slum for the purposes of creating a recreation area and also relocating or forcibly evicting the marginalized slum residents, originating from the North. KLERP aims to improve the ecology of the lagoon by eliminating the material inflows that are clogging the river basin through sanitation control, improved channeling, sewage treatment, and better ecological and hydrological conditions of the Lagoon and its tributaries. The project was scheduled to take place from January 2000 to July 2008 in four stages, funded by the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, The Kuwait Fund for Arab and the Government of Ghana. While the money was spent and some efforts were made to improve the river’s flow, the lagoon remains heavily polluted due to the incapacity of the government to work with the slum residents and their respective livelihoods, especially in the case of the 2015 demolition.