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Regional News Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Wa floods following heavy downpour

Some affected residents have appealed to government to construct proper drainage systems in Wa

Some parts of Mangu, Dobile and Kpaguri in the Upper West regional capital, Wa were flooded following a heavy downpour which occurred within the early hours of Saturday.

Residential areas around the Mangu River have been known for perennial flooding over decades.

The Mangu River links with the main gutter in the Wa central Market on one hand and another River joining from Wa-Konta but there is no proper constructed canal for the flood waters to pass but to find their own available ways, thereby spreading into the communities.

The rain though was massive, did not cause any form of destruction to human and properties. Officials of the Upper West Regional National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) were at the scene to take record of victims and to register affected households.

Some of the flood victims appealed to government to construct a drainage to avoid future flood disasters.

70-year-old Nafisa Abdulai expressed worry about the flood and called on government to come to their aid saying, ‘’It is just one rain and there is water everywhere, come and help us, help us, help us’’.

The Upper West Regional Director of NADMO, Isaac Seidu bemoaned the persistent flooding in the area and raised concerns about chocked gutters which are preventing the passage of water in the area.

He said, ‘’People are really suffering, so our technical team is out to identify and register the affected households for action to be taken at the end of the day.’’

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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