Floods displace hundreds in Cape Coast

Hundreds of residents at Ankaful and Kwapro, all in Cape Coast, have been displaced after Kakum River overflew its bank following the opening of its spillways Sunday.

At least seventy houses have been submerged with the road linking the two communities to Cape Coast also submerged cutting them off from the city.

Residents of the two communities told Joy FM’s Central regional correspondent, Richard Kojo Nyarko that government must takes steps to address the perennial problem.

According to them, the Kakum river has a narrow channel hence it overflows its bank at the least downpour making the place inhabitable. Some of the affected residents appealed to the Cape Coast Municipal Assembly to come dredge the river to forestall future occurrence.

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) have been to the two communities to assess the situation likewise the Ghana National Fire Service who have also been to Kwapro to understudy the situation.

The Cape Coast Municipal NADMO Coordinator Farouk Adamu told Joynews people affected by the floods would be assisted to move out of the community and relief items also provided them.