Many Ghanaians residing in the Eastern region of Ghana have expressed fear ,the region may record worse devastating rainstorm and flood wrecks this year should proactive early warning signals and mitigating measures are not put in place by authorities .
Though,the Country is yet to enter into the major precipitation season which occurs between June and August,some communities in the region have already recorded destructive rainstorms which have damaged several properties including schools.The Ghana Meteorological Agency has predicted that,Ghana will record high rainfall and rainstorm this year.
The National Disaster Management Organization ,NADMO,report shows that,windstorm,rainstorm and flooding are the major causes of disaster recorded annually in the Eastern region.
This week,parts of Anyinam were affected by a heavy rainstorm which hit the community displacing some residents.The Anyinam Presbyterian Junior High School which is an examination center for the Basic Education Certificate Examination ,scheduled to take place in the next two weeks,has been ripped off throwing school authorities and pupils into state of despondency.
Gilbert Frimpong ,reports that a heavy rainstorm also hit the people of Akyem Aboabo in the Birim Central municipality of the Eastern Region destroying several properties worth thousands of Ghana cedis this week.
The havoc follows heavy precipitations and rainstorm recorded in the municipality positioned along high forest zone .
The previous rainstorm caused similar wrecks in Asene, Asuboa, Bieni, Osorase, Apoli, and Nazareth communities.
Several houses collapsed whiles others had roofs ripped off.The rainstorm also destroyed several acres of farm crops particularly plantain,cassava and maize farms creating fear of hunger in the area.
Aboabo El-Shaddai Basic School and Aboabo Salvation Army JHS were ripped off compelling management of the school to improvise with the unaffected classrooms and Churches as temporal classrooms for pupils creating congestion.
Hon. Emmanuel Appiah Kubi, Assembly Man for the town pleaded with the National Disaster and Management Organization (NADMO), The Government of Ghana, the Birim Central Municipal Assembly, and Philanthropists to come to the aid of the affected communities.