Afram Plains flood victims yet to receive relief items from NADMO

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

Three days after residents in parts of Kwahu Afram Plains North District in the Eastern Region were submerged by flooding; the victims are yet to receive relief items from the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).

The incident occurred on Sunday, September 30, but the NADMO team is expected to arrive with relief items on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

NADMO official said they are now doing the assessments of the damage caused before relief items will be distributed to them.

The devastating floods, caused by the spillage of excess water from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso and torrential rainfalls in the area collapsed hundreds of houses in the affected communities.

Hundreds of resident have been displaced and many of them are now being sheltered in classrooms and churches.

Some of the affected communities are Mepe C.K Korpe, Kpekuidzi No.1 & 2 Zikpo, Kpekpa Korpe, Dodi, Apapasu Battor, KorleKorpe, Congo, Kwaku Dadae, Gbadagba Kpala Tonu, among others.

The floods have also destroyed over 40 acres of maize, cassava, groundnut and sugar cane farms in Faaso Battor community.

The Afram Plains District NADMO Director in-charge of Operations, Dauda Sabiku, told PrimeNewsGhana in an interview on Tuesday that “the floods have subsided”.

“The Regional NADMO Secretariat is coming so that we can send some relief items to them. The DCE went there yesterday to inspect the extent of damage”, he explained.

Mr. Sabiku confirmed that “those affected are still in the schools and churches. Some can go back to their homes but others cannot”.

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