Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has frequented victims of the latest devastating floods in Upper East region.
He was accompanied by the Upper East Regional Minister, Persistence Tangoba Abayege Interior Minister Ambrose Derry Deputy Roads and Highways Minister, Anthony Abayifa Karbo as perfectly as Countrywide and Regional Directors of the Countrywide Disaster Management Organisation
(NADMO) to interact with influenced persons in the group.
The floods, caused by the opening of the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso and
days of torrential rainfall in northern Ghana, has reportedly led to the fatalities of 10 individuals, destruction of substantial hectares of farmland and hundreds of livestock, and washed absent components of some important roadways, cutting off some communities.
Talking at Anateem, the place some families are temporarily accommodated,
Dr Bawumia expressed government’s condolences to the people of the 10
people today who perished, and farmers who missing their livestock and crops.
“It is a catastrophe and a extremely unfortunate circumstance. We have however shed life,
about 10 men and women, I am explained to, have dropped their life. On behalf of the President, I specific government’s commiseration to family members of the victims,” he mentioned.
Addressing the push all through an evaluation pay a visit to to the Kubore Zebila-Bawku road, which has observed parts washed away by the hefty flood, Dr Bawumia reported govt was however to spend in the Pwalugu Dam to aid tackle the dilemma.
“That is the most essential antidote to all of these. That is why we have
moved to secure the Pwalugu Dam venture, and this challenge is the most significant dam challenge we have in the northern location.
He defined that prior to the flooding, contractors had by now
commenced work by clearing the site up to the river.
Speaking on washed absent portions of the Kubore street which hyperlinks Bolga and Bawku, the Vice President claimed the Ghana Freeway Authority is waiting for flood waters to subside ahead of contractors transfer on site to repair the bridge and reconnect the road.
Some of the parts affected consist of Somaaman, Sakapa, Bluima, Katigri,
Pwalugu and Bolga.