Heavy rains destroy schools, billboards in Ho

Steven Adigon, Ho municipal director of NADMO said the rains destroyed schools, billboards and some storey buildings in the heart of the city

A downpour has caused severe damages to properties and other essential facilities in Ho in the Volta Region.

Steven Adigon, Ho municipal director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) said the rains which started at 3pm on Wednesday destroyed schools, billboards and some storey buildings in the heart of the city.

“We had calls from several quarters of Ho, that the rainstorm has destroyed a lot of buildings, so I was on the field to ascertain the gravity of the rain,” he said.

The regional Food and Drugs Authority‘s roofs were partially ripped-off, Ho branch of Advance Ghana completely rip-off including some basic schools in the municipality.

Giant billboards throughout the city were not spared including trees, houses and shops. This is the first rainstorm experienced in the municipality since the beginning of the year.

Adigon told Asaase Radio’s regional correspondent Albert Kuzor that his office is still receiving distress calls from villages around the capital.

“We are doing our assessment because currently we are still having calls from different places, so we are still putting up our assessment so that by close of today we can then come out with the number of schools and other properties affected.”

He said there were no casualty recorded as of Thursday (3 March) however, he advised the public to be more vigilant and prepare for the rainy season.

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