Should Dagbon be divided to create the Eastern Corridor Region?
Only if Yendi is Capital City
view results

Rainstorm destroys 123 schools; 3,639 homes in UER

2011-06-03 22:57:22
This article has been read 617 times.

More than 120 schools and 3,639 individual homes suffered severe damage following a rainstorm that hit parts of the Upper East Region recently. School children from affected schools now hold classes under trees.

The rainstorm also brought down trees, sign posts, electricity high tension poles, which had rendered some parts of the Bolgatanga and Bawku Municipality without electricity.

Estimates on the cost of the destruction from the Architectural and Engineering Services Limited (AESL) submitted to the Upper Regional Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo, said the region required GH¢2.9 million to rehabilitate the schools.

Mr Woyongo said these at a press conference held in Bolgatanga.

He said the situation needed a quick response as the rains had set in and called on Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and philanthropists to come to aid of the Region.

Mr Woyongo said though the various district assemblies were quick to assess the situation and reached out to victims, the effect of the storm was so devastating that it would be difficult for the Region alone to mobilize itself to salvage the situation.

He noted that the situation had put stress on resources at the regional offices of

the National Disaster Mobilization Organization (NADMO) considering the number of private houses that were affected.

Mr Woyongo said so far from the Ministry of Education, GH¢1.5 million have been mobilized for the region to rehabilitate the schools to enable the children to go back to school.

He appealed to heads of primary, junior and senior secondary schools to take planting of trees around their schools more seriously since they helped to serve as wind breaks.

Organizations such as Afrikids and World Vision were commended by the DCE of Kasenna Nankana West for coming to the aid of some of the affected schools.


Latest News
Vitting SHS students ‘sleeping under trees’

Abudus withdraw from Dagbon peace talks again

Tamale residents defend Mayor as impeachment agitation gathers momentum

Two killed in ‘attack’ on Fulanis at Yendi

Tamale Mayor faces impeachment over ‘stinking’ contracts, disrespect

'Mahama Camboo' collapsing taxi business

‘Yellow-Yellow’, the ‘Uber’ of Tamale pushing taxi drivers out of busine

Buipe SHS matron arrested for stealing free SHS food

NPP youth invade police station, free suspects in Karaga

NPP youth chase DCE out of his residence

back January 2018 forward

currently online


visitors since Jan. 2006
Last updated: