Regional News Tue, 18 Oct 2016

Koforidua flood victims count losses after fourth incident

Some victims of flooding in the Koforidua municipality are appealing for support from government and other well-meaning organizations to help them reorganize themselves again.

Days after the incident which resulted in the loss of property worth several thousands of Ghana cedis, some residents are still unsettled as they are yet to receive assistance from government.

Citi News gathered that some residents have been forced to relocate to another area for the fear of another flood after three consecutive instances in the last one month.

Assets worth several thousands of Ghana cedis were on Sunday lost to floods in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua.

An over 3-hour long downpour swept through areas such as Oyoko, Abrewa Nkwanta, Asokore, Pipeline, Effiduase and Highways, displacing many families and washing away properties including cars.

Reports indicate that the area suffered another flood on Sunday. The areas worst hit were the main Koforidua-Suhum, Koforidua-Asokore, Koforidua-Asokore-Kuma roads.


Some residents were trapped in their homes with others trying to salvage some household properties.

Meanwhile, the Eastern Regional Security council (REGSEC) has directed all assembly members in the municipality to organise a special clean-up exercise on Saturday, to de-silt gutters and choked drains as a measure to allow free flow of water after the rains.

Two people were reported dead after heavy rains ravaged parts of Koforidua.

The town was submerged in flood waters which washed away parked vehicles and other properties.

Some residents sustained various degrees of injury as well. Ferdinand Akuffo Baah, a freelance journalist who toured the town with the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) told Citi News that they found two people dead in a taxi after being trapped in the flood waters.

Source: citifmonline.com