2008-04-22 22:53:20This article has been read 860 times.
A severe rainstorm yesterday caused extensive damage to property running into millions of cedis in the Tamale metropolis and some surrounding communities.
The roofs of some private buildings, government bungalows and some school buildings were ripped off completely. In an interview with one of the victims, Amidu Sulamana, he said, he lost some of his property.
"I am still recovering from last year’s disaster and now look at what has happened to me," he said.
Another victim, Mohammed Fuseini, complained that almost every property of his household has been destroyed by the rainstorm.
He lamented that he does not know where to go with his family as most of his friends had also had the roofs of their houses ripped off.
Fuseini therefore appealed to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), to come to his aid as soon as possible.
Alhaji Mohammed Alhassan, Northern Regional Coordinator of NADMO who inspected the extent of damage, consoled the victim pledging that the organisation would do everything possible to help them.
He however appealed to NGOs and other agencies to assist to alleviate the suffering of the victims.
Alhaji Mohammed commended the "good Samaritans" who are currently helping the victims with accommodations.
The areas affected severely are Vitting village, Sanerigu, Bagaba-ga Low Cost and Tamale Secondary School.