Heavy rains and a resulting flood have left more than 50 homes submerged in the Suame Constituency of the Ashanti Region Sunday.
Several residents have been displaced and had to abandon their homes to spend the night with friends and relatives.
Although no casualty has been recorded, the residents have stressed the need for city authorities to be tough on building regulations.
“People build in waterways dumping garbage into water bodies, blocking the path of the river. The KMA has to be serious and stop giving permits to people to build in these areas,” an affected resident lamented.
“…No life has been lost yet. But so many buildings have been submerged in the water. That house there belongs to the NDC youth organizer. The building always floods but he will not stop building. This flooding will stop if we change our unsanitary behaviour. NADMO officials have always been here to assess the situation,” added another one.
The affected residents numbering over 200 bemoaned that they had never witnessed such a devastation before.
Media reports state that the level of the flooded water depending on one’s height could be at one’s neck or at the person’s knee level, and it had to take officials of the Ghana National Fire Service Sunday to rescue those trapped in their homes.
Residents were also cut off the National Grid to avoid electrocution.
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