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NADMO goes boots on ground to rescue flood victims


Yvonne Atilego & Ama Serwa Bediako

A Joint Team of Military and the National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO this morning went on a rescue mission after torrential rains hit the capital around 10:30 pm on Monday through to the early hours of Tuesday.

About twenty people were rescued by the Greater Accra Regional Directorate of NADMO.

NADMO’s Communications Director, George Ayisi, who made this known said NADMO officials together with personnel from the 48 Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces were deployed to some areas to manage the situation.

”There were reports that some people had been trapped in their homes, and the rescue team went to their aid. The victims were rescued in Dansoman, Odorkor and Dzowulu”.

Meanwhile, Mr. Ayisi has expressed hope in the Greater Accra Resilience and Integrated Development Project. According to him it will help deal with the problem of flooding in the capital when fully implemented.

He also expressed worry about the continuous dumping of refuse in drains which he noted ”is one of the major causes of flooding in the capital”.

In a related development, the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA says it needs time to study the flood situation in Accra before it can come out with proper civil engineering designs to curb flooding. Dr. Simon Soboe is the Deputy Director of Research Technology and Innovation Unit at the EPA outlined some of the difficulties.

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