Rain Cause Havoc in Amenfi West…..Displaced 129 Residents

Affected rainstorm house

Over 29 houses as well as  schools, roads and farms in Asankransaa and its adjoining communities in Amenfi West District in the Western Region, have been badly damaged as a result of a rainstorm that hit the District last week.

The torrential downpour which rendered more than 129 residents homeless, also did not spared household items, such as refrigerators, cooking utensils, learning and teaching materials, clothing, foodstuff and other personal belongings.

Houses and some schools as well as churches in the Community roofs were all rift off, forcing residents to sought for other places to lay their heads.

Hon Eric Afful, Member of Parliament (MP) for the area told THE REPUBLIC after touring the affected communities, that most of the affected houses and schools are damaged beyond simple re-roofing.

        Hon Eric Afful, MP Amenfi West

He said upon eye witness account of cost of damage to properties and valuables run into several of thousands of Ghana Cedis.

“I have visited the affected community in the company of Nana Kwasi Effah, Chief of Asankransaa to assess the level of havoc caused by the Monday rainstorm,” he noted.

While pledging to support the affected residents with items and medicines, Mr Afful expressed the need for the Central government and philanthropists to intervene.

He also called on citizens of Asankransaa, both home and abroad to urgently come to the aid of the victims, so they could recoup up with their lives.

According to the MP, prior to the unfortunate disaster that left many residents homeless, he had commissioned a mechanized borehole at a cost of GH12, 000 for the Asankransaa community to enable the residents assess potable drinking water.

Mr Afful who is a member of Health and Business Committees of Parliament assured the residents of effort being made to improve upon social amenities such as water and place of convenience to enhance sanitation in the community.

He however urged the residents not to cut down trees that served as windbreak around their communities in order to avoid future rain storm.

Source: the republic news online.com/Felix Engsalige Nyaaba

The Republic News Online

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