Defiant illegal miners operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death...
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
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