Former President Mahama, Member of Parliament for Korle Klottey, Dr Zanetor Rawlings and some national executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have paid a visit to residents of Adabraka Sahara who were affected by last Wednesday’s floods in Accra.
The heavy downpour last Wednesday afternoon resulted in Odaw overflowing its banks, displacing many who live in Odawna and Adabraka Sahara.
The heavy rains in the capital, more often than not, resulted in flooding across Accra, with many attributing the perennial occurrence to the siting of structures on waterways, the lack of drainage systems and choked drains.
Former President Mahama asked the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), to unblock drains in areas affected by last Wednesday’s flooding to prevent another flooding.
During his interaction with victims of Adabraka Sahara, Mahama also urged NADMO to provide the victims with all the assistance they can get.
“We urge the authorities not to give up as they continue to unblock the drainage so that the water will flow when the rains come,” he said.
The former president also mentioned the need to speed up the clearing up of the drainage to prevent the community from getting hit more severely.
Addressing the residents, the former president in the company of Klottey Korle MP, Dr Zanetor Rawlings and some executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) urged the communities to maintain a clean environment.
Some other areas affected by the rains include the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, Spintex, the Dome Pillar 2 road, Ablekuma, parts of Teshie, the Obetsebi Lamptey roundabout and parts of Dzorwulu.
In April 2019, some parts of the capital city were also submerged in water after a downpour.
Five people were killed in April during an earlier flooding.
Places affected include the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, Kaneshie and Avenor, among others.
Running water spilt from choked drains onto the roads at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange and left pedestrians with no choice but to wade through the water which had risen to knee level.
Some lives were also lost in the flooding.