Accra Floods : Residents displaced again after Friday rains
Some residents in the capital, Accra have been displaced again after a heavy downpour which occurred on Friday morning.
The rains which began on Friday, June 7, 2019, apart from displacing residents rendered some roads unusable.
The floods forced some residents to stay awake all night as their rooms were flooded with water and their properties carried away
Residents of Adabraka were not exempted, reports indicated that scores of residents as at 6 am stood in front of shops. According to them, they have been standing there since midnight. School children were also standing there shivering and feeling cold.
Some parts of Accra were not left out as parts of Ashiaman, kaneshie, Avenor, Asylum down were all affected.
At the Accra-Kasoa highway, floods have completely inundated the Accra-bound dual carriageway, forcing motorists heading to Accra to drive on the opposite side of vehicles heading to Kasoa.
The Greater Accra NADMO Director Archibald Cobbinah said after touring parts of the Capital after the downpour the rescue team rescued 27 residents of some flood-prone areas
Meanwhile, the Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea commenting on flooding issues said desilting the Odaw drains is one of the ''useless'' exercises he has witnessed as a Minister.
According to Mr Atta Akyea, without an attitudinal change in the handling of filth, desilting of the drains will be unnecessary.
Also, Dredge Masters Limited the company which was awarded a two-year contract for the desilting and dredging of the Odaw channel and restoration of the Korle Lagoon to avert the perennial flooding in Accra said: