Parts of Accra have been hit by heavy flooding after the rainfall in the early hours of the morning. With the rain spanning over 6 hours, the gutters could not contain the volumes of rain waters resulting in the flooding of some parts of the Greater Accra Region.
Rainfall and Flooding in Ghana have been a norm dating back to the 1950s. Rainfall has caused catastrophic events like the June 3rd disaster which claimed the lives of over 100 people. It’s been 5 years down the line and we are yet to see a major drainage system plan to help curb the flood menace in Ghana.
Kasoa is one place that is heavily hit anytime there is a heavy downpour of rain. With the geography of the place, Kasoa is hilly region with settlements on both the hills and valley. Anytime it rains, water rushes down the hills floods settlement beneath it. With the presence of the Densu river and the waterlogged lands, these make it difficult for the easy flow of water plus the poor drainage system.
Videos posted by residents of Kasoa and commuters of the Accra-Kasoa-Cape Coast stretch online gave viewers a visual perspective of the flood and the damages it has caused.
One Twitter user with username Nayomi, wrote “We have leaders in this country who only care about the own well being but not their followers. How can I vote with this bad road network..#NO ROAD NO VOTE. Kasoa“
Below are videos of the current state of Kasoa and some parts of Accra:
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