General News Wed, 18 Apr 2001

200 people rendered homeless at Abura Dunkwa

Two hundred people were on Easter Monday rendered homeless at Abura Dunkwa in the Central Region following a rainstorm, which ripped off the roofs of 30 houses and damaged property worth about 50 million cedis.

The worst affected were the mission house of the St. Stephen's Catholic Church and Junior Secondary School. The victims are putting up with friends and relatives.

Nana Osam Kwesi VII, Chief of Abura Dunkwa, who took newsmen round on

Tuesday to assess the situation, appealed to the National Disaster Management Organisation, NGOs and public-spirited individuals to come to the aid of the victims.

Mr Ahorny Narh Tetteh, Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District Assistant Disaster Control Officer, advised the people to plant trees around their houses to serve as wind brakes.

He also asked them to always consult experts before putting up houses, stressing that it is necessary to do this to ensure that the houses, especially the roofs, are properly constructed.

Source: gna