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Residents advised against inferior building materials

2011-11-23 20:51:48
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The Municipal Chief Executive for the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly, Edward Ayiriba Ayagle has advised residents to use modern and quality materials in building houses rather than mud that could not resist strong winds and rainstorms. He said this would ensure maximum security to the people in the event of the opening of the Bagre dam by the Burkina Faso authority.

In an interview with the MCE also reiterated that people have deliberately built in low-lying areas, and have refused to go along with the directives of the Assembly to situate their houses on higher grounds where they will be secured especially during flooding.

Meanwhile the Assembly has donated about 52 packets of roofing sheets to victims whose homes were destroyed by the rainstorm that hit the area in August.

The items worth GHS10, 000 were distributed to the victims to support them in their plight and give them some form of respite as they put themselves up to resettle.

The MCE has therefore called on other philanthropist and institutions to come on board to assist these victims.


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