Ada: Over 260 houses destroyed; hundreds displaced by sea tides

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Anyamam and Akplabanya are two communities in the West Ada District of the Greater Accra Region that have been negatively impacted by tidal waves.

A whopping 260 households comprising about 1,500 occupants at Anyamam and Akplabanya have been rendered homeless as a result of high tides on the sea.

The situation has compelled residents to sleep in the open as their homes have been washed away.

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One worried resident who spoke to ABN’s reporter Augustine Ahiabor said that she had to spend the night outside with her children since they had no shelter.

According to her though the assembly made arrangements for them to relocate to some churches and school premises but they were unable to move due to the high currents.

Properties worth thousands of cedis were destroyed in the disaster as currents broke into the homes of the affected.

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The affected persons are therefore pleading with the authorities come to their aid with relief items as soon as possible.

The Assemblyman for Anyamam, Philip Tettey Sai, pleaded with the government to continue with the stalled sea defense project.

He noted that it will be difficult for the about seven thousand people to relocate as majority of them do not have the resources to do so.

The Member of Parliament for Sege Constituency, Christian Corletey Otuteye who lamented about the incident, appealed to NADMO to help the affected with some relief items in the interim.

“The president who knows that his people are suffering should come and help them. We will not block roads; I won’t sanction that and I will not allow them to do that but we are demanding that the right should be done. The only thing we need is the sea defense wall period”

Additionally, the NADMO Coordinator, Mr. Eric Doku gave assurance to the people that they should expect their full support.

In a separate but related development, dozens of residents along the Keta – Aflao stretch havealso been rendered homeless as sea waves flooded and washed away their houses.

Reports indicate that Salakope and Amutinu were the most affected communities.

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