Wednesday, 22 September

NADMO to pull down Kasoa buildings to avert floods

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NADMO to pull down some buildings

The Awutu Senya East Municipal Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation, Mr Kwame Amoah, has said NADMO is seeking the go-ahead from the court to enable it to pull down some buildings on waterways within the Kasoa area in the Central Region.

This, he said, is intended to prevent perennial flooding of the area.

His comments follow the Sunday downpour that destroyed properties belonging to residents of Kasoa.

“We will write to the court to seek permission to pull down some buildings in waterways,” he told Accra100.5FM.

One property owner who was affected, Mr Adjei, said those who constructed the roads failed to provide a good drainage system, thus, the floods.

“The gutters were not properly constructed and, so, when it rains, we experience floods here,” he said.

Another victim said: “All my mattresses have been damaged. I have to let my wife and children go somewhere else to sleep.”

“My husband slept in a wheelbarrow till the following morning. I also slept on a table, because all our mattresses have been destroyed,” another victim said.

One also said: “My three laptops and iPad that I am using to work have all been destroyed. We are pleading with the government to come to our aid.”



Source: Odehyeeba Kofi Essuman/ Accra 100.5FM