The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Weija-Gbawe, Patrick Kumor says the Assembly has set aside safe havens to house the affected flood victims, particularly those without relatives in the area.

He said places like “ITS close to the Municipal Assembly, Oblogo Cluster of Schools, Gbawe Cluster of Schools are among the identified places to serve as safe havens.”

According to him, in the interim, some churches in the municipality are being engaged to help provide their place of worship for the displaced residents who will be rescued.

Speaking on Joy FM’s Top Story on Tuesday, Mr. Kumor noted that the Assembly is of the expectation that by Wednesday, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) will provide mattresses to the affected residents.

He urged residents and friends in the municipality to be hospitable to affected residents.

“We are also calling on some friends and relatives who can also house them so that together we can all salvage the situation.”

This comes after scores of residents in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region were displaced with several others trapped in their homes as Ashalaja, Weija, Oblogo and Tetegu areas flooded.

The residents have described it as a crisis situation as many homes have nearly been submerged.

Some have had to use canoes to avoid drowning. They describe the situation as a crisis.

According to them, the flood is a result of an overflow of the Weija dam.

“This stretches from the Weija dam. We heard that there was an overflow at Nsawam and anytime this incident happens, those around the Weija, Oblogo, Tetegu are the victims because there would be a flood definitely. Most properties have been washed away and I think right now they need the help of NADMO,” a resident narrated to JoyNews.

The flood started on Sunday evening but is currently at a very fierce level which has caused many residents to leave their homes.

Weija-Gbawe Assembly provides safe havens for displaced flood victims

“It was coming little by little on Sunday evening so we thought it will go down. Then this morning it was too much, we had to leave our various houses…there are still some stuff stuck in the houses. It normally happens but it has not really been this much,” a lady said.

“I think at this point, it is quite dangerous because I have seen the water has reached a new level,” another resident stated.

JoyNews’ Michael Papa Nii Ashaley reported from one of the communities that vehicles are stranded on roads in Ashalaja with many residents abandoning their homes.

Weija-Gbawe Assembly provides safe havens for displaced flood victims

Meanwhile, the MCE has stated that there is more water in the system and that it is spreading to areas that the Assembly did not intend for flood waters to reach, potentially increasing the number of people affected.

He further described the issue as a dire situation.

For this reason, he called on government to come to the aid of the Assembly by providing “some excavators to enable the flood waters to leave the communities so that we can save more lives and properties.”

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