Over 200 people displaced in Eshiem floods

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 Source: Starr FM

Over 200 people have been displaced in Eshiem in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis of the Western region following 3-day torrential rain.

The floods also destroyed properties worth about GHC100 million.

NADMO officials in the area say they are counting on the regional and national offices to provide relief items for the displaced.

Speaking to Empire FM’s Emanuel Ohene Gyan, James Obeng Jnr., the NADMO Director for the area gave a statistical break down of the displaced.

“292 people were affected. And if you break down these 292, we have 1 person injured, 65 male and 85 female adults and 78 male and 64 female children.”

“The cost of damage is running around GHC 112,000,676 and we are going to submit this to our regional secretariat and this will determine the kind of relief items that we can actually give to the affected victims if there is, but I believe there is,” he noted.

Calling on corporate bodies to assist in the provision relief items, he said “we want to use your platform to appeal to corporate societies, organizations or institutions to use their corporate social responsibility to assist NAADMO to be able to reach out to these victims to compliment what government is giving out to the affected victims.”

Empire FM’s Emmanuel Ohene Gyan however reported that some of affected persons have moved to join their relatives and loved ones in nearby communities such as kojokrom.

Detailing the cause of the flooding, he told Starr News’ Regina Borley Bortey “the main cause of the flood in the community was as a result of a bridge constructed from a ceramic company by name Huang Kan. The outlet was quite small so it could not allow a lot of water to flow from the main river to joining streams.”

Source: Starr FM
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