Girl, 10, Missing After Heavy Downpour in Koforidua

A 10-year-old girl has allegedly drowned in flood Waters in Koforidua after a heavy downpour in a section of Koforidua, Eastern Regional capital.

The girl was carried away by the flood Waters in the Nsukwao drainage facility while returning home from school with her friend.

Assembly member for the Area, Bernard Acheampong said all efforts made to search and retrieve the girl since the incident happened by a joint team of NADMO and Police proved futile.

The search will continue this morning in the Nsukwao drainage facility.

The Koforidua -Sentimental area in New Juaben South Municipality in Eastern Region was seriously flooded after a downpour on Tuesday afternoon.

The Sentimental area used to experience such devastating flooding whenever there was torrential rainfall but the New Juaben South Municipal Assembly was confident the newly constructed Nsukwao Basin Drainage project has fixed the flood problems in the area.

However, Tuesday’s downpour seems to have exposed this claim.

Many shops, homes were flooded after the floodwaters in the drainage overflew its bank. The main road was also flooded which made it difficult for motorists and pedestrians to cross.

Many parts of Koforidua continue to experience similar floods for the past two months leading to the loss of properties and displacement of occupants of homes and shops.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on August 4, 2020, cut sod for the construction of the GH¢15,811,145.00 Nsukwao Basin Drainage Project, in Koforidua under the Ghana Secondary Cities Support Programme (GSCSP) of the World Bank to mitigate the perennial flooding situation in the Municipality.

The project included the installation of four (4) storm water surface detention ponds distributed along the Nsukwao River, flow facilities, channelization, and stream bank stabilization, concrete pipes and culverts, and two access roads.

However, residents in New Juaben are questioning the quality of work done on the complete

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