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Flooding in Kyebi, Akwatia, 1000 displaced residents

After significant rainstorms on September 28, 2022, inhabitants of Kyebi in the Akyem Abuakwa South Municipality and Akwatia in the Demkyembour District of the Eastern Region were forced to evacuate due to flooding.

After almost five hours of intense rain, close to a thousand residents at Akwatia and Bodua in the same district are now without a place to live.

The people were left stranded by the prolonged downpour because many homes were moved to other areas as a result of the newcomers' arrival.

The victims were seen packing up their possessions from their rooms on Thursday.

Even though Kyebi receives heavy rains every year, this is the first instance of flooding in the area.

Concerned Kyebi locals suggested that nearby communities' unlawful mining operations were to blame for the current disaster.

After the event on Thursday morning, Asabea Annan, the municipal chief executive for Abuakwa South, and representatives from NADMO visited the affected areas to show their support for the victims.

According to her statement to DGN Online, her organization is working with the NADMO to obtain some relief supplies and provide them to the victims.

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Akwatia Akyem Abuakwa Bodua Kyebi


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