The Ashanti Regional office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has cautioned residents of the Ashanti Region to take measures to protect their lives and property from floods as they brace up for more rains in the region.
A press release signed by Kwabena Nsenkyire, the Ashanti Regional Director of NADMO, said that the torrential rains can be blamed on climate change.
“The torrential rains currently being experienced in the Ashanti Region is due to the erratic weather conditions usually occasioned by the climate change”.
The press statement further indicated that certain parts of the region are expected to flood in the coming days.
“Indications are that the rainstorms may result in severe flooding especially parts of Kumasi, Esereso Adagya, Pekyi no. 1&2. Obuasi, Anwionkwanta, Sabronum, Kotwi, Praso, Amansie-Koteneso and settlements in the swamps, low-level grounds and along the banks of rivers and streams designated as flood-prone areas”.
The statement cautioned residents of the region to avoid making certain mistakes in order to preserve lives due to the “devastating” nature of the expected rains and thunderstorms.
This caution comes on the back of the death of 29 people in the Upper East Region following a downpour in the region.
A number of houses collapsed due to the rains.
Below is the full statement