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Hundreds displaced after torrential rains in Agona East

 


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Agona Nsaba, (C/R), July 1, GNA – Over 500
people have been rendered homeless at Agona Ofoase and Nampong following the
flooding of River Akora after three days torrential rainfall in the district.

Several acres of farm lands have been
submerged by the flood while the concrete bridge over river Akora at Agona
Ofoase has collapsed.

The people have been totally cut off from the
rest of the distr

Agona Nsaba, (C/R), July 1, GNA – Over 500
people have been rendered homeless at Agona Ofoase and Nampong following the
flooding of River Akora after three days torrential rainfall in the district.

Several acres of farm lands have been
submerged by the flood while the concrete bridge over river Akora at Agona
Ofoase has collapsed.

The people have been totally cut off from the
rest of the district and this also made it impossible for them to journey out
of the area.

Mr Dennis Armah-Frempong, District Chief
Executive for Agona East, made this known when he toured two affected farming
communities to access the damage caused by flood.

He said the affected people are temporarily
putting up with relatives at Agona Ninta and other near-by towns.

The DCE said the assembly has presented bags
of rice to the two farming communities to reduce toil and agony being
experienced by the people.

Mr Armah-Frempong said officials from the
Regional Office of the National Disaster and Management Organization (NADMO)
have visited the two farming communities to access the situation.

The DCE appealed to the NADMO to support the
affected people with blankets, plastic buckets, mosquito nets and other relief
items to help them cope with current situation.

Mr Armah-Frempong appealed to the farmers at
Ofoase and Nampong to move from old town and settle the new site procured by
the former Member of Parliament for Agona East Mr John Kwesi Agyabeng.

He urged them to start construction of the
houses at the new sites and pledged that the assembly would support them with
roofing sheets.

The DCE appealed to the corporate bodies and
non-governmental organizations amongst others to come to the aid of the farmers
in the area.

 


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