June 14, 2024
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Heavy Rains Collapse 50 Houses At Ewuseijoe

Residents of Ewusiejoe in the Ahanta West Municipality of the Western Region have been thrown into a state of helplessness after yesterday’s rains collapsed about 50 houses, with other properties destroyed.

Ewusiejoe, a farming community near River Butre along the Takoradi-Tarkwa highway, occasionally experiences mild flooding whenever heavy rains occur.

However, Wednesday’s rains and the subsequent overflow of River Butre submerged the entire community rendering many homeless.

Residents had to flee their homes to seek shelter in a few structures on highlands that were spared by the floods.

Household items and wares in shops have been destroyed, while some mall containers and structures were washed away.

The Assembly Member for the Ewusiejoe electoral area, Mr John Odoom, said the level of floods they experienced is unprecedented.

He attributed the situation to illegal mining (galamsey) activities in the Mpohor and Benso areas where River Butre takes its source.

Some traders said all their wares had been destroyed, while shops and homes are now not accessible as they have to wade through the flood waters to salvage a few items.

Residents of the town are calling on the government for emergency assistance.

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