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NADMO, Military officers move to rescue Ashalaja flood victims

A joint team of Military and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) personnel are on a mission to rescue residents of Ashalaja in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.

Ashalaja, Manhean, Obom and other adjoining communities have been flooded with houses submerged following a heavy downpour at dawn on Monday.

Children could not make it to school on Monday and several workers were stranded due to the high level of the flood waters.

Residents in an interview with Adom News blamed an estate developer, who broke down a wall constructed by former President John Kufuor to prevent the river Densu from coming into the town, for their predicament.

The personnel from NADMO and the Ghana Armed Forces transported the trapped victims with canoes to safety.

The Ga South Municipal NADMO Director, Christian Afiadenyo, said over 1,000 people have been displaced. Church auditoriums and classrooms have therefore been allocated to house some of them.

The devastation, he disclosed, has cut off the community from the Amasaman main road.

He appealed for pickup vehicles to transport the victims to safety.

“We have no mattresses or even food to give to the people we have rescued so far. The situation is getting out of hand and we need help immediately,” the worried NADMO Director said.

The MCE, Mr. Joseph Nyarni, described the situation as devastating and pledged commitment to ensure all residents are safe.

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