It's took me by surprise when the news was broken to me. Gender base violence is killer of souls. Three years will be February 2020 when I moved into this my rented apartment.
I paid for exactly three years and per my records, February 2020 will be my exact 3years stay exhausted. Somewhere at the end of November last month, my landlord called for a meeting with me and him. To my surprise he is evicting me before February 2020.
When I asked why such sudden changes without notification. He told me someone (new tenant) has paid him for extra two years and will be moving in my apartment this month(December).
I complained him to the rent control department of Ghana for considering. When we got there I was more shocked. He lied to the staffs that the reasons for my eviction has to do rather with maintenance of the apartment.
The short of the matter is the rent control has ruled that I vacate for the maintenance to take place. However, the reality we all know is NOT maintenance! This is a big Hit on me. First I was not prepared financially since I knew i had three months to put things together. Now time is cut short and no money also to go grab a new one :-(. Honestly, stress is not my thing, it's all over me. I wish I could hide it but for where. It's all visible!
You see Gender Based Violence. In fact I am very restless since my safety and security is at risk. I will need your kind advice and support as to moving forward dear sisters.
GBV comes in many forms. It's an act of deliberate attack on the persons gender, sexuality and power. Please let's all stand against GBV. I stand with her, for her, and by her.