Flooding in Ho

Flooding in Ho: Assembly begins demolition of illegal structures

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The Ho Municipal Assembly has begun demolishing structures built on the municipality’s waterways.

The assembly brought in bulldozers on Monday to demolish houses built in flood-prone areas.

The structures were demolished after heavy rain caused major drainage systems to overflow, resulting in flooding in numerous shops and residential areas.

In an interview with Citi News, Ivy Amewuga, Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), stated that her team is currently assessing the extent of the flooding damage.

She went on to say that they are compiling an assessment report and taking the necessary steps to determine the number of people affected.

“As for the causes, we discovered that some people had structures on waterways, and it is the Assembly’s responsibility to ensure that those structures are removed, so the action will begin, and we will closely follow to ensure that those structures are removed,” Madam Ivy added.