Following Wednesday’s floods that ravaged some communities in the Upper East region, some basic schools in the affected communities have been temporarily closed.
The floods washed away bridges and feeder roads linking the affected communities to Bolgatanga, the Upper East regional capital.
Citi News Upper East regional correspondent, Agana Bawa, reported, “School children and workers in the affected communities cannot go to school or work following the collapse of two bridges that link the communities to their schools and work places in Bolgatanga.”
The Assemblyman for Zuarungu-Moshie - one of the affected communities - Hon.
Abilba Moses, confirmed that school children, health workers and teachers who live in the affected communities are finding it difficult to cope with the situation.
The victims are hereby appealing to government, civil society organizations and philanthropists to come to their aid.
In a related development, the Upper East Regional NADMO Secretariat disclosed that it has so far recorded about 50 houses that have been submerged in Zebila of the Bawku West district.
The Regional NADMO Coordinator, Mr.
Patrick Akake, complained that his outfit is under-resourced to alleviate the plight of the victims.
He anticipated more floods in the coming weeks and advised people living in low lying areas to relocate for their own safety.
The devastating effects of the floods include the death of one person, several households, livestock and other properties worth thousands of Ghana cedis.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/Citifmonline.com/Ghana