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Torrential rains in district

2008-09-16 22:07:16
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Torrential rains in the Northern Region have rendered Saboba, the capital of the Saboba District, virtually an island. All roads leading to Saboba either from Yendi through Kalba or Wupuli and Chereponi have been flooded.

With the exception of Saboba most communities along the Oti River have also been in undated with water. The Saboba District Chief Executive, David Nyame disclosed this to Radio Ghana during second session of the Forth Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly at Saboba.

The District Chief Executive (DCE), mentioned the most affected communities as Kpalba, Chagbani Kuntoli and Kon Komzoli whose farms have been submerged as a result of the rains and with several houses collapsed.

When our news team visited some of the affected communities, canoes were the only means of transport used to link Saboba to the district capital.

According to the Kpalba Assembly member, Njimon Simon, the floods in the area have not only rendered people homeless but, has brought to a stand still economic activities in the area.

Addressing the assembly members earlier, the DCE called on them to lead the crusade in fighting disasters. They should also help to preach peace in their electoral areas and co-exist in harmony.


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