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Torrential rain renders over 200 homeless


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Nyomoase Town Rain

By
Regina Benneh, GNA

Nyomoase (B/A), July 7, GNA – More than 200
hundred residents of Nyomoase in the Atebubu-Amanten District of Brong-Ahafo
Region have been rendered homeless due to a 
torrential rainfall in the area.

Residents of the town which is situated
between two rivers, River Apoi and River Akwasi Kruka, had their personal
belongings, money and domestic animals washed away by the

By
Regina Benneh, GNA

Nyomoase (B/A), July 7, GNA – More than 200
hundred residents of Nyomoase in the Atebubu-Amanten District of Brong-Ahafo
Region have been rendered homeless due to a 
torrential rainfall in the area.

Residents of the town which is situated
between two rivers, River Apoi and River Akwasi Kruka, had their personal
belongings, money and domestic animals washed away by the rainwater.    

Mr Akwasi A. 
Magellan, Nyomoase Zonal Coordinator of the National Disaster Management
Organization, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said the rain started
on Wednesday at about 1700 hrs and continued throughout the night.

He said residents had been suffering similar
disasters since 2012 and had complained to government through the District
Assembly for the expansion of bridges and gutters in the town to ensure the
free flow of rain water during rainy seasons.

Mr Magellan said even though there were no
deaths, if nothing positive was done immediately about the situation something
worse could happen and called for government’s immediate intervention to save
lives and properties.

He said the situation was also negatively
affecting quality education in the area as school children could not go to
school whenever it rained heavily due to the overflow of the two rivers as the
school is situated very close to River Apoi.

Madam Mavis Owusu, a teacher of the local
District Assembly Junior  High school,
said part of the school block’s roof were ripped off  before the end of last  term but all efforts for the Assembly to
re-roof it has proved futile.

She said that currently majority of the pupils
study under trees and the school had to close whenever it was about to rain.

She said the few classrooms have also
developed cracks and could easily collapse if there was heavy rain during class
hours.

Madam Owusu appealed to the assembly to help
create a conducive environment for the students.

GNA


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