The heavy downpours occurring in many parts of Ghana in recent times have been a dreadful incident.
Fear and panic grip residents living in Ashiyie Fulani. The rains always destabilize the peace and harmony of the individuals who reside in the area.
The flooding situation in the areas is pathetic and troubling.
The recent rains have destroyed a lot of people’s properties. Most landlords are losing their tenants every day because of the flooding situation in the area.
Numerous fence walls break down anytime the area gets flooded. Some wives have issued threats of divorce to their husbands if they do not evacuate from the area since they don’t want to gamble with their lives.
Some parents prevent their children from going to school because of the extreme downpour occurring in the area.
One thing that looks very funny in the area is that most people See rain to be their enemy because of the disaster the flooding causes in the area, which is very sad.
There is a constructed bridge with smaller converts which makes the flow of the water very difficult. The amount of water that flows from the mountainous area, such as Aburi in the Eastern region has its passage under the bridge and due to this, a lot of pressure is mounted on the bridge and this causes the water to find different routes, and as a result of that, the whole place ends up flooded.
According to the residents, there were no flooding records when the bridge wasn’t in existence. Speaking to those who constructed the bridge, they said they are willing to reconstruct the bridge again, but waiting for approval from Adenta Assembly.
The residents have lodged a formal complaint to the Adenta Assembly. The Member of Parliament for Adenta, Hon. Mohammed Adamu Ramadan is aware of the flooding situation in the area, and he is willing to help the Ashiyie Fulani residents to reconstruct the bridge again, to avoid the flooding situation in the area.
The residents are pleading with the government to come and fix their bridge for them.
The residents said those who are responsible to come and reconstruct their bridge shouldn’t wait for any flooding incident to take away the lives of someone before they will rush to come and reconstruct the bridge.
They have teamed up to put the laws into their own hands to go and demolish the bridge and reconstruct it at their own expense. According to them, they are lacing up their boots to organize a serious demonstration against the government.
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