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Houses at Akatsi South submerged, property destroyed by floods

Houses at Akatsi South submerged, property destroyed by floods

Some houses at Akatsi South in the Volta Region have submerged and property worth thousands of Ghana cedis destroyed following a downpour that lasted more than seven hours from Monday May 23rd night through to Tuesday, May 24, 2022 dawn.

Property including school infrastructure, residential facilities, shops and farms were left at the mercy of the floods.

A tour by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Tuesday, May 24, 22 saw buildings and walls destroyed in what was described as a natural disaster after a similar one occurred in 2014.

Mrs Kpodo Gloria Bedzo, a fashion designer, told the GNA her entire fully walled house was submerged and personal belongings destroyed.

Some affected victims were seen salvaging some items with the help of community members and officials from the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).

Mr Mawuli Ocloo Egos, the Akatsi South NADMO Coordinator, said his outfit was still counting the losses and that the “next line of action would be determined.”

Mr Kofitsey Martin Nyahe, the Municipal Chief Executive, and some officials of the Assembly, have since visited the affected areas and victims.

He called on residents to be each other’s keeper as the Government was planning to take control of the situation.

Some affected areas include Akatsi Tatorme, Atidigakope, Twime, Jobos, Monome, Agbaflome, Atsiekpi, Hudekope, and Esianyokope.

The situation also resulted in the destruction of teaching and learning materials of the Human Factor Leadership School in the Municipality.

Some commercial vehicles were also washed away but were later salvaged by residents.

No injury has been recorded as rescue efforts are underway.

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