Danger Looms At Community 22

The ongoing land reclamation

DANGER
IS looming at Community 22 near Afariwa Royal Home in the Ashaiman Municipality
of the Greater Accra Region as private developers are blocking streams to
reclaim land in the area.

The
streams being blocked by the developers collect volumes of water from several
communities including Christian Village, Michel Camp, Sebrepore, Golf City and
Bethlehem into the Chemu Lagoon.

According
to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), the Ashaiman
Municipality has had its fair share of severe flooding leading to deaths and
destruction and the latest reclamation of land for estate development could
spell doom.

Ashaiman
Municipal Co-ordinator of NADMO, Daniel Acquah,   expressed fears over the latest development.
He wondered why such a development should be allowed to take place saying “the
moment you fill a storm drain, it would surely have adverse effects on innocent
people because the water would find its own way to escape, which is a serious
thing.” He has, therefore, appealed to the assembly to act quickly to avoid
future disaster.

“Looking
at the storm drain and the volume of water that passes through it, there is no
way that a tunnel can absorb the water and that is where the water could find
its way and affect other innocent people; so something has to be done about
it,” he stressed.

From Vincent Kubi, Tema



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