Story: Kwabena AKYEANA

Many residents in Accra are counting their losses  after heavy downpour  in  the the nation’s capital.

The rains, which began on Monday evening lasted for several hours, amidst loud thunderstorms and boisterous winds.

This led to severe flooding in many homes and streets, leaving some residents homeless.

For example, the Kaneshie Polyclinic, a health facility in the Okaikwei South Constituency, has been compelled to shut operations, following the heavy downpour, which affected some areas within the Accra metropolis on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

According to reports received, business activities at major trading centres in Accra began late on Tuesday morning, as traders and some owners had to clean their wet premises, which had been soaked by the rains.

The Kaneshie Polyclinic, was amongst many health facilities, which were adversely affected by the downpour on Tuesday. Here are scenes from the flooded hospital.

Meanwhile,  the police  have school authorities and to keep an eye on the children due to the downpour witnessed in parts of the country recently.

The police said, “due to the downpour since last night and this morning we are urging the public, especially those in Accra and Tema to be cautious during their commute.

“School authorities and parents are also advised to pay extra attention to school children who are already in school and those who are still trying to make their way to school. Police patrol teams have been deployed and are on the ground to ensure the safety of all.

“We remain committed to working with other safety stakeholders to offer the needed assistance.”

Meanwhile, about twenty have been rescued by the Greater Accra Regional Directorate of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO during the downpour.

The victims were rescued in areas such as Dansoman, Odorkor and Dzowulu.

The Greater Accra Regional NADMO Director, Archibold Cobbina, made the revelations in an interview with the media in Accra. 

“A lot of areas have been flooded. Areas like Ledzokuku, some parts of Tema, Sakaman, parts of Spintex road, Odorkor, Circle, Kaneshie First Light, among others”, he explained.

Mr. Cobbina said “about twenty people have been rescued around Dansoman, Odorkor, Dzowulubut others are also in other parts for the same rescue mission”.

“What we are trying to do is recuse them”.

The NADMO Director noted that “when they see that it is raining, that is where people bring out refuse and dump them into the raining waters”.

“People have dumped refuse right in the middle of the road at Sakaman”.

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