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Flood hits 20 communities along the Afram River

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Twenty communities along the Afram River in the Kwahu South District have been flooded with 312 houses destroyed, due to the swelling of the Volta Lake.

More than 490 farmers with 2,179 dependants have been displaced while 617 acres of maize, cowpea and vegetable farms have been devastated, bringing a lot of hardship to the affected people.

Mr Joseph Omari, District Chief Executive (DCE), made this known at third Ordinary Meeting of the fourth session of the assembly at Mpraeso on Tuesday.

He said the road from Kwahu-Adam- New Jerusalem had been rendered unmotorable while some of the high tension electricity poles serving Nketepa market have been submerged.

There is however no casualties.

Mr Omari said the situation needs urgent attention although the assembly is carrying out sensitisation exercise to get the affected people to be re-located if the water level continue to rise.

He called on the assembly members as well as public- spirited individuals and organisations to come to the aid of the victims.

The DCE commended the assembly members for their co-operation and support, which had enhanced development in the district.

Source: GNA

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