Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds
Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death... Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds
Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents.
54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a deluge of flood waters swept their home at Akanteng .
in the Lower West Akyem Municipality
Tuesday Evening.
The bodies of the deceased Persons were retrieved Wednesday Morning by a joint operation team of NADMO,Police and BNI accompanied by the Member of Parliament for the area,Eyiah Kyei Barfuor ,and the Munucipal Chief Executive,Seth Oduro Boadu.
The Municipal Director of NADMO,Kwasi Addo Annor confirmed the incident .
According to him, some illegal miners still operating in the area despite a ban , diverted a major river in the area hence the homes close to the river get flooded by the least rainfall.
He said yesterday’s floods has  affected many homes displacing hundreds in five communities namely Akanteng,Estate ,First Stop,Brekumanso, and Awaham