Over 200 people rendered homeless in Wenchi after rainstorm

The heavy downpour of rain has left 100's of people homeless

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 Source: Michael Mfum Sarpong

Over 200 people have been displaced in the Wenchi Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region following a rainstorm which hit the area.

Areas that were worse hit include Boadan, Kokroko and Kejetia.

Properties running into thousands of Ghana cedis were destroyed the Disciple Baptist Church was not spared.

The Wenchi Municipal Branch of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is currently accessing the situation to find the extent of distraction. The victims are currently putting up with family members.

William Nsiah the Wenchi Municipal NADMO Boss in an interview with Ghanaweb said they are currently accessing the situation with the help of the Zonal Coordinators.

Mr. Nsiah noted that no one died but they recorded one casualty who was sent to the hospital has been treated and discharged.

The Municipal Chief Executive for the Wenchi Municipality, Dr. Prince Kwakye Afiriyie who went round with the NADMO was happy no dead was not recorded. Dr. Afriyie noted his outfit would what they can to help the victims. He charged the NADMO Officials to fast track their reports to his outfit for him to deal with it.

Dr. Afiriyie also admonished the residents in the Municipality to cultivate the culture of tree planting within their catchment areas to prevents such occurrences.

Source: Michael Mfum Sarpong
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