Zenu Residents warned over looming disaster

Residents of Zenu  in the Kpong Katamanso Municipality have been asked to prepare for flood related challenges as the rains set in.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr. Mutawakilu Bashiru ,Director, Kpone Katamanso National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) said some residents have defied all odds to build on water ways, making it difficult for water to flow freely when it rains.

Mr.Bashiru, who doubles as the  Assembly Member, Akansa electoral area,  explained that all efforts made to prevent  residents from building on water ways have not been successful.

According to him, some of the residents have  bought plots at dam sites, a situation he claimed could cause a disaster should there be a down pour.

The Municipal NADMO boss  stated that, the situation is affecting other residents as flash floods ends up in their rooms any time it rains because the natural courses had been blocked.

He advised  residents and prospective developers to acquire building permits from the Municipal Assembly before building.

He advised those occupying buildings in water ways to relocate “to prevent any further danger to lives and properties”.

Some of the residents who  spoke to the GNA on condition of anonymity, pleaded to the authorities  not to  demolish their houses.

When the GNA was leaving the site, officials of the Kpone Katamanso Municipal  Engineering Department were meeting with stake holders to decide on the next line of action.

Source: GNA

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