Rainstorm damages Taviefe-Atidze school

The Taviefe Atidze school building affected by the rains.A SEVERE rainstorm on Sunday, May 3, caused extensive damage to buildings at Taviefe-Atidze, in the Ho municipality including the Basic School.

The authorities of the school had no choice than to close it down.

The storm ripped off the roof of the nursery, store and offices and caused extensive damage to the roof of an adjacent four-unit JHS block.

When The Ghanaian Times visited the school on Tuesday, the headmaster, Mr. Joseph Owusu, said books and other school documents were all destroyed by the rain.

The primary and the JHS have a total enrolment of 160, with 20 staff members.

Mr. Owusu explained that although schools had re-opened, there was no place for the children to have their classes.

“As at now, we are cleaning the mess caused by the rainstorm,” he added.

The assembly man for the area, Mr. Koto Amorin, said the structures which were put up in the early 1960s, had now become death traps and should be replaced with modern buildings.

The rainstorm also caused havoc to a house in the town, rendering 10 people from the same family homeless.

Mr. Amorin said that a formal report was about to be dispatched to the Ho Municipal Assembly and the municipal office of the National Disaster Management Organisation.

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Tanyigbe-Atidze

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