The heavy downpour of rain for about an hour in Koforidua has seen some areas flooded and also the Nsukwao river has overflowed its banks. Major roads have been blocked and people are unable to move to their destinations. One problem in the area is that people have built on the banks of the river. If care is not taken people will lose their lives.
Some of the areas that have been greatly affected are Nkubem, Mallam park, Koforidua Zongo, Kenkey Factory, Old Estate. The gutters in the town are the old and small ones, which have not been expanded. However, Koforidua has developed into a big town that has seen an increase in its population. Residents have also built on the banks of the river therefore when it rains, the excess water overflows onto the roads.
NADMO Coordinator in the Eastern Region, Kwame Appiah Kodua asked residents not to be frightened but to take precautions because those flooded places are areas that mostly floods during the rainy season. He added that the Municipal Assembly is engaging in an InterCity Exchange Program to gain international funding to construct big drainage systems to solve the issue permanently.
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