Hundreds of residents at Glefe in the Ga South Municipality have been rendered homeless due to an unexpected flood.
The flood was caused by the spillage of the Weija Dam on Monday, June 9.
A visit to the flooded area showed dirty water that had floating objects from used baby diapers to pure water sachet rubbers.
While some residents were busily packing their belongings, others frustrated inhabitants are leaving their belongings behind in the flooded rooms.
The residents said they would not allow the exercise to take place till the Homowo celebrations are over.
Narrating the incident to Citi News, a victim who gave her name as Gifty recalled saying, “we woke up around five in the morning and we saw the dirty water coming. It wasn’t near us but in no time it had entered our rooms. The pressure with which it was coming was very intense. When it rained last week Thursday the water never even got to this level.”
He added that “I went for one trouser so I may stay out for three days. I will not come to the room again.”
Most children have either been taken to friends and families in other areas or are with their parents and did not go to school.
Little Jeremiah Amoah told Citi News his father is preventing him from going to school because “the water has come into our house.
A parent, Yaa Annor also said: “The way things happened my children couldn’t go to school and so I have taken them to friends at Dansoman Last Stop”.
According to the residents, though there has been some police presence there has been no relieve items neither has there been any support from NADMO.
The residents are therefore calling on the appropriate authorities to come to their aid.
“There has been some police presence but not NADMO but they come all the time and do nothing.”
“We are pleading to the government to find solutions to this problem because our things are getting soaked and we don’t know what will happen by tomorrow” another resident added.
By: Magdalene Larnyoh/citifmonline.com/Ghana