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NADMO hints of demolishing structures on water ways in northern region


The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in the northern region has hinted of demolishing houses and structures along water ways.

NADMO specifically mentioned flood prone areas such as Guani, Kanveli-Tunayil, Asawaba, Jesunayli around Gariba lodge area and Taha among others.

Northern Regional NADMO director of operations, Mr. Abu Adams told Zaa News that the disaster alert issued by NADMO headquarters Emergency Operation Center (EOC) on regions and towns likely to be hit by a strong storm this week needs serious attention.

According to the alert, areas and regions that would be in the path of the storm include Kintampo, Jea, Techiman, Tuobodom, Wenchi, Nkoranza, Busua, Atebubu, Nsawkaw, Kwame Danso, and Yeji. The people of the northern and Upper East regions were also marked as targets.

The northern regional operations director said the people in the region must psyche their minds ahead of any possible storm that may come with heavy rain. NADMO he said will be compelled to liaise with assemblies and the security agencies to deal with recalcitrant developers in the region whose activities are causing flooding.

He told Zaa News that his outfit is coordinating with agencies involved and their operations may be the only way to address the perennial flooding in the region.

Mr. Adams said while NADMO is embarking on sensitization in the communities through their district and zonal officers, district assemblies must provide a helping hand to aid their activities.

About two down pours in Tamale recently rendered many residents, especially along major drains, homeless. But NADMO says it was just the tip of the iceberg and urged residents in flood prone areas to brace themselves for more difficulties since they are not ready to evacuate.

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