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Rainstorm displaces residents of Chamba

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Heavy rainstorm on Tuesday afternoon rendered hundreds of residents of Chamba, a predominantly farming community in the Nanumba North District of the Northern Region homeless.

Assembly Member for the area, Njortabor David, who narrated the natural disaster to Radio Gaakii’s Licho Mathias said the affected residents have had the entire roofs of their homes taken off by the devastating storms.

He said, “We least expected this type of storm at this time of the year. I returned from a journey at around 4pm and noticed clouds were gathering. In about an hour, the heavy winds with rainstorms set in heavily. It continued for about 2 to 3 hours. In fact, roofing sheets were flying everywhere.

Residents including women and children who took refuge under trees were drenched in rain water and dust. We thank God we did not lose any lives. Now hundreds of residents are displayed. Women, children and the aged are now my problem.”

Mr. Njortabor further revealed that almost all buildings housing Government institutions in the Chamba have their roofs reaped off.

“As I speak, our Police station, clinic, and all public schools except Chamba D/A JHS have been reaped-off; making public basic schools in Chamba township to close down. Electricity has been disconnected because some electricity poles got destroyed in the process.”

District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Nanumba North, Abdulai Yaqub, who in the early hours of Wednesday visited the affected areas in the company of NADMO officials bemoaned the extent of havoc caused by the rainstorm.

He promised that together with the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, they were liaising with NADMO officials in Accra to come to the aid of the affected residents because according to him, the extent of damage was too much for the local Assembly to handle.

“I have called the Regional and National NADMO office, MP is doing all he can so we can immediately remedy the situation. I assure you something will be in soon.”

Meanwhile, at the time of filing this report, authorities were yet to determine the extent of damage caused by the rainstorm.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz| Licho Mathias|Ghana

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