persons have been reported dead at Sherigu-Basungo in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region, following
the recent rainstorm that hit the area last Tuesday.
Azabire Aloo, 50,
and Mamunatu Fuseini, a five-year-old primary school girl, died when a house in
which they were, collapsed.
rainstorm also ripped roofing of Yangologo
Primary and Junior High Schools and homes apart from destroying
other buildings and high tension electrical poles.
District Chief Executive (DCE) for Kassena-Nankana West, Mr Gerald Atuogya, accompanied
by staff of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and
journalists, visited Sherigu-Basungo to ascertain the extent of damage to property.
asked the staff of NADMO to collate the number of buildings and victims
affected by the storm, for assistance.
Atuogya said the number of casualties could rise since other communities in the
district were yet to report any disaster, and appealed
to philanthropists and well-meaning Ghanaians to assist the affected schools
He appealed to the
Northern Electricity Department (NED) of the Volta River Authority (VRA), to as a matter of
urgency, replace high tension electricity poles that were destroyed by the
Atuogya also said schools in the area lack
furniture adding that the furniture deficit was 1,600, but the assembly had
provided 800 furniture.
attributed the ripping-off of some school
buildings to poor execution of work by contractors, and asked citizens to
Atuogya warned contractors to desist from shoddy
work, because the Works and Engineering Department of the assembly would
conduct unannounced supervision and monitoring of projects.
FROM SAMUEL AKAPULE, SERIGU-BASUNGO
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