A devastating flood has submerged several homes in the Ogbojo Electoral Area and its environs in Accra.
The flood follows hours of heavy downpour Saturday afternoon and evening.
Several residents have been displaced and had to abandon their homes to spend the night with friends and relatives.
Although no death has been recorded, the rains, which started from around 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. caused a lot of inconvenience to residents in the area who attributed the flood to an abandoned drainage system in the community.
The residents have, therefore, accused the Adentan Municipal Assembly, which has an over-site responsibility over the area of neglect, following its inability to complete drainage system which was abandoned after the 2016 general election.
Graphic Online visited the area Sunday morning and counted over 60 houses whose fence wall have been toppled by the rains.
Properties including vehicles, home accessories, electrical appliance, among many other goods worth billions of Ghana cedis were also destroyed by the flood water.
The visit also showed many victims scooping the water that entered in their rooms, compounds and shops with buckets and any other material they could lay hands on.
Some of the victims were seen drying their salvaged items in front of their houses.
A resident, Osei Miraku, blamed the flood on the assembly for failing to complete the drainage system in the area.
He explained that several attempts by the residents to get the Adentan Municipal Asembly to complete the abandoned drainage had proved futile.
“This is the second time in this year that rains have destroyed our things in the area….but city authorities only visit and ask questions without any action.” , he said.
Another resident, Gladys Acheampong said although NADMO had visited the area on a countless occasions after flood cases, nobody has ever received any relief items or support from them.
“We have been seeing officials of NADMO visiting the community but I can say that none of us has received any support,” she said.
Source: Daily Graphic
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