A rainfall Thursday afternoon has left the Eastern Regional capital of Koforidua flooded
The rains started at 11:50 and lasted
Heavily affected areas included Nsukwao, where the Nsukwao River overflowed
Also affected are residents of Sentimental, Zongo, Musuko and Two Streams, all suburbs of Koforidua.
Traders at the Central Business District (CBD) were not spared. The flood water virtually submerged the entire market leaving items being sold including even some in shops floating freely.
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No death was recorded as of
"We are told that the child is now receiving treatment at the Central Hospital," he told Graphic Online.
This is not the first time Koforidua is getting flooded but Mr Owiredu Agyemang described this as "beyond control."
In some of the homes, the water was up to peoples' waist.
"The extent of damage has been enormous", he stated.
The floods also caused a heavy gridlock in and around the CBD.Cause
Mr Owiredu Agyemang attributed the flooding to the inability of the drains in the township to convey the running water.
According to him, the drains were constructed many years ago and have currently outlived their usefulness.
"The rains were heavy but that notwithstanding, drainages have outlived their purpose. Most of the drains were constructed about 50 years ago and are unable to carry the volume of water," he stated.
Mr Agyemang also attributed the situation to poor sanitation which
Nadmo is currently visiting severely affected communities to assess the extent of