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Ashey Fulani residents angry over poor construction of drainage systems causing flooding

There have been countless tragic and horrific incident, that triggered by flooding in Ashey Fulani in the Madina constituency in the greater Accra Region.

Raining season have  turned to become fear and panic for those living in Ashey Fulani. The rains always destabilize the peace and harmony of the individuals who resides in the area.

Looking at the flooding situation in the areas, is very pathetic and troubling.

When you witness the flooding incident in the area, you will definitely cry for them. The manner in which the  rains has destroys a lot of people's properties such as electrical appliances is unbearable.

Most landlords are loosing their tenants everyday because of the flooding situation in the area. Numerous of fence walls breaks down anytime there is a downpour.Some wives have issued threats of divorce to their husbands if they refused to evacuate from the area. Most parents prevents their children not to go to school during rainy seasons.

Onething that looks very funny in the area is that,most people see rain to be their enemy, because of the disaster the flood causes in the area, which is very worrying. While others pray for special purpose, they pray against the rain not fall. The problem is that, there is a constructed bridge with smaller converts unable to allow free flow of water thereby causing flooding in the area.

The amount of water that flows from the mountaineous area, such as Aburi in the eastern region has it passage under the bridge and due to lots of pressure mounted on the bridge therefore causes the water to find different route and as a result the whole place end up flooded. According to the residents, no flooding recorded when the bridge was not in existence.

One vision reporterNana Afia Serwa speaking to those who constructed the bridge unofficially said they are willing to reconstruct the bridge again, but they are waiting for an approval from Madina Assembly. The residents have lodged a formal complain to the Madina Assembly. The residents are pleading with the government to come and fix the bridge immediately. They said those responsible to construct the bridge shouldn't wait for any flood to take away the live of someone before they will come and reconstruct the bridge. They have teamed up to put the laws into their own hands to go and demolish the bridge, and reconstruct it should the contractor fails to act now.

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