Some homes were submerged in floodwaters after over five hours of a downpour in Cape Coast on Tuesday morning.
Residents of Abura, who were affected by the flooding, attributed the situation to poor drainage systems and construction works in the area.
Residents of Abura and other surrounding communities continue to experience flooding whenever it rains for hours in the area.
Tuesday’s downpour, which started before 8:00 am lasted for over five hours and many houses and streets were submerged.
Some residents who spoke to Citi News off-camera said as of 2:00 pm on Tuesday, they had been outside their homes waiting for the floodwaters to subside.
Other residents attributed the flooding to poor drainage systems and haphazard developments in the area.
They thus called on the government to address the drainage issues.
“The whole area was flooded. We couldn’t sell anything. The cars were not able to move and everywhere was full. The rain was not stopping, either. We will appeal to the government to do something about it. The gutter is too small to contain the water,” Esi Egyirwa, a trader, said.
“We experience flooding every year. Last year, for instance, the whole area got flooded, and it destroyed people’s items. We’ll plead with the government to help us because we are suffering. Government should complete the ongoing construction work as soon as possible.”
“Last year’s downpour was serious. This year’s too is really serious. We’ll appeal to our leaders to pay attention to this issue because the main stadium is around here and it’s not proper to experience that,” Iddi Garaba, a trader, said.
“The road is submerged. How can we use it? That’s why I am here. Is the government helping us or not? Contracts have been given to people but because the government doesn’t monitor, look at what is happening,” Wahili Osman, a driver, said.