Wa Municipal Assembly holds emergency meeting over Friday floods

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The Wa Municipal Assembly in the Upper West Region on Sunday held an emergency meeting with the Municipal Disaster Management Council to deliberate on the outcomes of the floods that hit most parts of the Wa township on Friday.

Heavy rains hit the regional capital on Friday afternoon and continued for about four hours, causing destruction of properties and flooding most areas of the regional capital.

The meeting was also to seek advice on immediate actions and measures to take to contain the situation to avert future occurrences.

Information picked by Radio Progress shows that close to four hundred (400) homes in the municipality were affected by the floods.

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In areas like Mangu, Kpaguri, Dankpalihe, Kumbiehi, Dobile –Zendali, Dobile –Lambert and Dobile Dopieni, the rains were severe that it left some residents stranded after their homes were left covered in a pool of water.

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The Wa Municipal Assembly in a press release signed by the co-ordinating director, Abdul Salam Kadiri and copied to Radio Progress empathized with the affected persons.

“To all affected individuals, groups and organizations, we empathize with you on the hardship the perennial the rains might have caused you.’’

The statement continued that “Taking cue from official reports about the SPILLAGE OF BAGRE DAM from neighboring Burkinabe Counter parts, the Sonabel Authority, the general public is advised to take safety precautions on looming disaster during this rainy season.’’

The municipal Assembly reassured its commitment to improve the quality of life of people through harnessing human and material resources for the provision of basic infrastructure and socio-economic services.

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