A 43-year old woman lost her life at Pokuase in Accra, after a collapsed wall fell on her during Sunday’s torrential rains.
The Deputy Coordinator of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Joseph Yamin, confirmed this to Citi News.
[contextly_sidebar id=”rmeeCHCAvpHSfM46P9x8YmTFt9xAWJ18″]Although Yamin was unable to state the actual cause of the incident, he believes the situation might have occurred because the victim was living in a flood -prone area.
“It is reported that a 43-year old woman lost her life because a wall fell on her. We are yet to confirm from the mortuary the exact cause of the incident but clearly the place the lady was living was flooded…it is reported that she died as a result of a broken wall. That is the only casualty recorded as far as the weekend’s rains are concerned.”
Some parts of Accra were flooded after a downpour that lasted for almost an hour on Sunday.
The rains which affected low-lying areas such as Mallam, Awoshie, Santa Maria, Kwashiebu, Circle Odawna, and Kaneshie among others, left several people displaced and destroyed some properties.
Speaking on Eyewitness News, Yamin said residents who were greatly affected by the floods will be given relief items.
“We are yet to have a full assessment of the flooding to determine what relief items to send out,” he said
While emphasizing the need for citizens to do their best to ensure that floods are prevented , Mr. Yamin said NADMO will play its role in ensuring that Ghanaians are educated on effective measures to prevent flooding in these areas.
Gov’t awaits $10m to fix perennial flooding
In a related development, government has said it is awaiting the release of funds for the desilting of major drains in the national capital and the Tema Metropolitan Area (TMA), to deal with the perennial flooding problem in Accra and other parts of the country.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo revealed this to Citi News.
By: Marian Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana