Floods destroy over 1000 bags of salt in Winneba

About one thousand four hundred and eighty-seven (1487) bags of salt and 60 pans belonging to the Winneba Salt Company were destroyed by flood during continuous rains in Winneba last two week.

The Site Manager of the Company, Mr Acotse Zabout, made this known when Mr Samuel Sampene, Winneba Area Zonal Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), led a team of officials from his office and some newsmen to visit the company to access the extent of damages caused by the flood.

Mr Zabout said 20 pans of salts ready for bagging were also destroyed by the flood, which also destroyed properties in Winneba Township.

He said the situation would compel the company to lay-off some of its workers until rehabilitation works was completed, adding that there were 17 permanent workers and 40 casual labourers.

Mr Sampene expressed his sympathy to the management of the company and expressed the hope that operation would begin soon.

He advised the people in Winneba to desist from putting up buildings on water ways to avoid flooding during heavy downpour.

The Zonal Coordinator appealed to the people to obtain building permits before putting up structures to avoid disasters.

He said his outfit would recommend to the assembly to prosecute and demolish buildings on waterways to prevent future occurrences of flooding.

Source: GNA

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