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The Assemblywoman assessing the damage caused by the rain
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Heavy rains that hit Sunyani, the Brong Ahafo regional capital on Tuesday evening, around 7:30pm, has rendered some residents of New Dormaa, a suburb of Sunyani homeless, with one person sustaining injuries.

When DAILY GUIDE visited the residents, one building had been completely destroyed.

The injured person had been treated and discharged from the hospital.

Speaking to the press, the assemblywoman of New Dormaa Electoral Area, Hajia Ajara Dapaah, blamed the flood on a new gutter being constructed in the area.

According to her, she had contacted the municipal engineer and written letters to the municipal assembly but nothing had been done about it.

She stated that when it rained, the water did not pass through the new gutter but behind it.

“The only way this can be solved is to expand the gutter and make it big,” she opined.

Hajia Dapaah told the paper that she had contacted NADMO and it had assessed the damage but hadn’t done anything for the victims.

She also added that when she went to the Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, Kwasi Oppong Ababio, he told her he was on his way to a meeting.

Six new gutters in the area are all linked to one big gutter, and this gutter, the paper learnt, had been causing havoc in the area for some time now. “A child nearly drowned there some months ago,” she added.

In an interview with the mother of the injured person whose room was destroyed, she stated that the son heard a big bang at his door around 8:00pm when it was raining.

As he attempted to see what was happening, the room became flooded.

The rains also caused havoc to houses and a shop and destroyed properties estimated at GH˘1000.

According to the shop owner, Hawah Amoah, this was not the first time the rains had destroyed her things in the shop.

As at the time of filing this report, 10 affected people, most of them students in the university and polytechnics, had been given classrooms by the assemblywoman to sleep there temporarily.

Hajia Dapaah called on the government and philanthropists to come to the aid of the affected people, especially the students.
Source: Daily Guide Ghana

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