Home / General News / Scores displaced in Agona East flood

Scores displaced in Agona East flood

Share this with more people!

About 200 houses were destroyed and 900 people displaced in the Agona East District following a heavy downpour that hit Agona Ofoasi and Agona Nampong on Sunday.

Mr John Kuntu Blankson, Acting Agona East District Director of the National Disaster Management Organization made this known when he led the District Chief Executive, Mr Martin Luther Obeng and personnel from 48 Regiment of the Ghana Army to inspect affected communities.

He said River Akora, which passes near the communities, over flowed its banks and caused the disaster.

The victims are temporarily putting up with relatives, in classrooms and a clinic.

Mr Blankson said the District NADMO Office and District Assembly alone could provide all the needs of the victims and appealed to the government, non-governmental organizations and well–to-do Ghanaians to assist the victims.

Nana Kofi Agyemkum II, Adontenhene of Nsaba Traditional Area, and his elders have also visited the victims to sympathize with them.

Nana Agyekum pledged to release land to the Assembly for resettlement of the two communities and said more than six hectares of farmland had been destroyed by the flood.

Mr Obeng said the Assembly had spent over 6,000 Ghana cedis within two days on the victims, adding that the victims would need mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets, food items and building materials.

He said the Assembly had plans to relocate the two communities to safer grounds and that the assembly was planning to solicit foreign assistance to dredge River Akora as lasting solution to the flooding.

source: GNA

Share this with more people!

Check Also

Central Region loses GH₵251,870 to fire in first quarter of 2022

The Central Region lost an estimated GH₵251,870.00 worth of property to fire outbreaks in the …