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01.06.2005 General News

Saltpond hit by the worst flood in 20 years

By GNA

Saltpond (C/R), June 1, GNA - Parts of Saltpond, the capital of the Mfantseman District, got flooded on Tuesday as a result of a heavy downpour, destroying property worth millions of cedis. The worst affected areas were: Eguabado, Kuranchikrom, Prabiw, Appiakwa and the market area.

The flood destroyed houses and personal belongings. There was however no casualty.

Mr Robert Quainoo-Arthur, acting District Chief Executive, Mr Francis Donkoh, Assemblyman for Nkubem Electoral Area and Nana Baah VII, Chief of Saltpond Lower Town inspected some of the houses affected and consoled the victims.

Nana Baah told the Ghana News Agency that the flood was the worst experienced by the town in over 20 years.

Mr Quainoo-Authur appealed to central Government to help the assembly to improve upon the drainage system of the town. He also cautioned the people against throwing garbage into the drains and urged the assembly and unit committee members to organise an exercise to desilt the choked gutters. 01 June 05

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