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10.06.2005 Regional News

Rains render more than 90 homeless at Mpeseduadze

GNA

Mpeseduadze (C/R), June 10, GNA - Twenty-two houses collapsed rendering more than 90 people homeless at Mpeseduadze in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District of the Central Region, following a heavy downpour last weekend. Also destroyed, were properties worth more than 300 million cedis. This came to light, when Mr Job Acquah Markin, District Chief Executive (DCE) visited the town to acquaint himself with the extent of damage caused.

Mr Edward Abban, Assembly member for the Mpeseduadze electoral area, who conducted the DCE and his entourage round said "but for God's intervention, the two days of heavy downpour would have caused some casualties". According to him, some of the affected persons were putting up in the chief's palace, while others were also putting up with relatives. He attributed the disaster to the lack of drains in the town and appealed to the government to provide drains to prevent the recurrence of the incident.

Mr Abban, whose house was among those destroyed, said some of the victims lost all their properties and appealed for assistance from the Assembly. The DCE assured the people that efforts were being made to provide the needed assistance.

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