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24.03.2009 Regional News

Buildings, farms destroyed…As rainstorm hits Amansie communities

By Ernest Best Anane, Kumasi - Ghanaian Chronicle

A HEAVY rainstorm which hit some communities in the Amansie East district of Ashanti region recently, has destroyed buildings including two schools; namely the Dwoamin Roman Catholic and the Kortwia Municipal Assembly Primary schools, which were destroyed and compelling the over 400 pupils to attend classes under trees in the interim.

Farms and food crops were also destroyed as a result of the incident. Several people have been rendered homeless, with most of the victims putting up with friends and relations.

The worse hit areas include Asakyiri, Dwoamin, Kortwia and Abodom, where a pylon which taps electricity from the national grid for the supply of power was destroyed, plunging a vast area of the district into total darkness.

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has visited the affected communities and assessed the damages.

The District co-ordinator, Mr. Bio Agyeman has assured that his outfit was doing everything in its power to rebuild the schools to enable the pupils start normal classes.

Meanwhile, the MP for the area, Mr. Joe Osei-Wusu has sent an inspectorate team to assess the damage caused while he mobilizes support for the affected people.