The Ghana Meteorological Agency is urging people living in waterways and those homeless to seek shelter elsewhere as the country moves to the peak of this year’s rainy season
Four people have so far lost their lives in the Ashanti Region after torrential rains flooded parts of the Kumasi and it’s environs.
Properties running into thousands of Ghana Cedis have also been destroyed.
According to Head of Forecasting at the Ghana Meteorological Agency Joseph Tetteh Portuphy, such persons can return after sometime when the rains subside.
“Since we are in the peak of the raining season, what we want to say is that those of us who know where we live is flood prone areas, we’d ask that they move to higher grounds or get some higher grounds.
“They can move in with some relatives and stay with them until the rain subsides and they can come back to their homes.
“This is because once you’re living there and the rain comes, there will be flash floods and it can destroy your properties if not take your life in addition,” he stressed.
Two year old Mohammed Awal was carried away by floodwaters in Sawaba in the Ashanti Region on Tuesday 22nd June.
The rains also flooded the newly built ultramodern Kejetia market even as traders defied the rains and attempted to salvage their properties.
On Sunday 27th June, three people were found dead after the rains receded in the Ashanti Region.
Police and NADMO also picked up the dead body of a man believed to his thirties at Aboabo Pelelee in the Ashanti region.
In Accra, major parts of the nation’s capital were submerged after floodwaters from choked drains overflowed their borders and took over major roads blocking vehicular flow.
Teshie, Kasoa and parts of Haatso were among the worst affected areas. In Teshie, residents are counting their losses as they blame and an ongoing project in the area for the situation.
At Weija Barrier, roads were filled with mud sliding from the mountainous parts of the area causing some vehicles to get stuck, resulting in massive traffic.
Residents want urgent action after years of complaints and neglect.
- Christian Atsu: Hatayspor official says there was mistaken identity, player still not found
- Turkey Earthquakes: Christian Atsu can’t be located 24 hours after rescue – Family
- Tema Motorway is gone; apply common sense when driving – Expert tells drivers
- A-G asks Auditor-General to unpublish ‘premature’ Covid-19 Audit Report
- We’ll not allow the Judiciary to be used to intimidate Ablakwa from carrying out mandate – Minority
- Government forcing banks to coerce customers to accept DDEP – Senyo Hosi
- DDEP: We are testing Ofori-Atta’s Christianity – Individual bondholders on call for exemption
- Debt Exchange: Over GH¢31bn of bonds to be restructured will mature this year
- Hold Akufo-Addo and National Security responsible if Ablakwa is harmed – Ras Mubarak
- Let’s pray KT Hammond and Steven Amoah don’t exchange blows at Trade Ministry – Murtala Mohammed
- Jojo Wollacott makes injury return in Charlton friendly
- Morocco not required to provide certificate of good conduct in human rights
- Goverment seeks Indian investment in oil and gas sector
- UK sends life-saving support to earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria
- Agric Ministry denies entering into agreement to import pork from USA
- SuperSport to introduce local languagues in Commentary
- Actor Fred Nuamah to contest for NDC parliamentary primaries at Ayawaso West Wuogon
- Auditor-General complied with the law by publishing Covid-19 Audit Report – Avedzi to Dame
- Akufo-Addo swears in 21 new High Court judges
- MTN ‘Save a Life Campaign’ back after a 2-year break
- Tyre Nichols: Policeman took and shared photos of injured man
- Walmart gunman who killed 23 pleads guilty to hate crimes
- Today’s front pages: Thursday, February 9, 2023
- Airports Company ordered to release Frontiers Healthcare Service Ltd contract to Joy News
- Deal with perpetrators of Bawku conflict as pure criminals – Defence Minister tells military