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Adaklu Mountain not safe for sight-seeing now – NADMO


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By
A.B. Kafui Kanyi, GNA    

Ho, Aug. 02, GNA – The
National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in the Volta Region has
declared the Adaklu Mountain unsafe for sight-seeing.

This is as a result of
a “severe” landslide which occurred last Sunday, displacing 50 farmers and
destroying 70 acres of farmlands at Helekpe, Avanyaviepe and Sikaman.

Mr Pascal Agbagba,
i

By
A.B. Kafui Kanyi, GNA
    

Ho, Aug. 02, GNA – The
National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in the Volta Region has
declared the Adaklu Mountain unsafe for sight-seeing.

This is as a result of
a “severe” landslide which occurred last Sunday, displacing 50 farmers and
destroying 70 acres of farmlands at Helekpe, Avanyaviepe and Sikaman.

Mr Pascal Agbagba,
in-charge, Regional Management Information System, NADMO, told the Ghana News
Agency that some rocks were still hanging and that the Mountain was not a “safe
zone for now.”

He said NADMO was
still assessing the level of damage caused by the landslide during a rainstorm
and asked the farmers to limit their activities on the steep conical Mountain.

Mr Martin Kpetigo,
Regional Head, Geological Survey Department, said the landslide was caused by
massive cracks in the “Dahomeyid rocks”.

He said the cracks
could be as a result of quarry activities on one side of the Mountain and
advised farmers to create a buffer of about 100 metres between the foot of the
Mountain and their farms.

Adaklu Mountain is one
of the major tourist attractions in the Ho Municipality, hosting hundreds of
local and foreign tourists yearly, especially during yam festival celebrations
in September.

The Mountain is said
to be the tallest free-standing mountain in Ghana and host different species of
birds, animals, and source of many streams.

GNA


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