At least five people have been confirmed dead following last weekend’s floods in the Eastern Region, the National Disaster and Management Organisation (NADMO) confirmed on Tuesday (4 October 2022).
The Eastern regional director of NADMO, Kwame Koduah, said ten individuals are still missing in the Nsawam Adoagyiri constituency after Saturday’s floods. “The severity of the flooding has left the Eastern Region in a … devastating situation,” said Koduah, speaking on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday. “Seventeen districts have been affected, including Ofoase Ayirebi.
“We’ve lost five lives in the Eastern Region as a result of the devastating nature of the flooding. In Nsawam Adoagyiri ten people are missing now. It’s catastrophic and devastating. “Over 100 houses were submerged in the river and 750 people are displaced and are now being accommodated at church halls and community centres,” Koduah said.
River Densu breaks its banks
Meanwhile, close to 2,000 residents of Nsawam, also in the Eastern Region, have been made homeless after floods swept away their homes over the weekend. The River Densu overflowed its banks after the downpour, forcing residents of the area to abandon their houses, livestock and other property.
The zongo community was worst affected, including areas such as Gyankrom, Lanteh, Adoagyiri and the main Nsawam lorry station. Addressing the media, the MP for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, said: “We will all continue to monitor the situation and see what we can do. We appeal for calm.”