Akwadum Zongo in Juaben North Municipality submerged

Hundreds of residents at Akwadum Zongo in the New Juaben North Municipality of the Eastern Region had their homes submerged in flood after a heavy rains on Sunday evening.

Many fled to safety while others were helped by security agencies to escape being drowned.

The flood occurred after several hours of rainfall which caused the Densu river to overflow its banks, and spread through the community, thereby causing flooding the in the area.

Commuters and travellers were stranded on the Effiduase-Akwadum and Suhum road due to the flooding on the stretch.

Places submerged by the flood were the Eastern Regional Office of the Electricity Company of Ghana.

The rains also submerged churches, offices and shops owned by some business men in the area.

Thousands of properties have been lost in the process and resident lamented the situation might worsen if the rains did not stop.

The Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer of the ECG, Mr Emmanuel Halm, told the Ghanaians Times that the down floor of the office was totally submerged.

He revealed that some documents, computers, staff and company vehicles, among other equipment, were all submerged and destroyed by the rain.

“We are currently hoping that the water will go down so we restart the vehicles and restart computers. We are yet to do an assessment of the damage done,” explained to the Ghanaian Times.

He described the situation as unfortunate and expressed the hope that the rains would stop to avert such unfortunate incidents.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Highway Authority in the Eastern Region has issued a press release signed by the Eastern Regional Highway Director, Mr Patrick Akoto, to inform all motorists plying that route to use other means due to the rains over the weekend because the road was not usable

“Motorists from Koforidua to Suhum are advised to turn at the traffic light at the SSNIT Estate to the Nyamekrom-Supriso road then through Obuortumpan to Nkatenkwan and link the road back at the outskirts of Akwadum,” the release read.

The Ghanaian Times who visited the scene on Monday morning, realised the water was gradually drying up.


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