Akyem Oda rains destroy home

Ten people have been injured as over 700 households, including basic and Senior High Schools at Akyem Oda in the Birim Central Municipality of the Eastern Region, have been displaced after a heavy downpour.

According to the residents, the heavy rain started around 4 pm on Monday and within 15 minutes, it ripped off the roofs of some buildings.

Teaching and learning materials as well as other property running into thousands of cedis have all been lost.

Most of the victims, whose houses were completely destroyed, were left stranded. Some of them told Adom News they had to find shelter in the homes of other relatives.

The residents appealed to authorities to come to their aid.

Speaking to Adom News, the headmaster of Attafuah Technical School, Francis Kumson Bance, said property, including school buildings, were destroyed.

He stated that the situation had affected many school activities.

Meanwhile, the Akyem Oda MP, Alexander Akwasi Acquah, has visited the victims of the disaster in the constituency to see how best to assist them.

Mr Acquah expressed shock at the extent of damage the storm had caused to property worth thousands of cedis.

School buildings

He appealed to the Birim Central Municipal Assembly and the National Disaster Management Organisation, (NADMO) to, as a matter of urgency, put in place contingency measures to accommodate the displaced persons.

On his part, the Birim Central Municipality Director of NADMO, David Okyere, who conducted the official rounds, said that was the worst rainstorm disaster he had seen in the history of the Municipality.

He, however, assured the victims of their support.