The Member of Parliament for Asokwa, Madam Patricia Appiagyei and the Municipal Chief Executive for Asokwa last Friday toured parts of Asokwa where the recent floods hit the hardest.
In all about 50 houses were submerged under water in last week Monday’s downpour with Atonsu-S-line being the heavily affected suburb.
In an unprecedented manner the rains managed to also displace close to one thousand residents in the affected communities.
Scores of residents were seen last Friday afternoon in groups counting their loss as they took the MP and MCE round their homes.
Even though the waters had receded during the visit by the two high profile persons, however, signs of the devastating nature of Monday’s downpour were ominous.
Speaking with almost a teary tone, the grief-stricken humanitarian MP consoled the victims of the floods.
She assured them of government’s support since Monday’s floods were as a result of an engineering failure by workers of the China Huenan International Construction Company (CHICO).
The construction firm is responsible for the dredging of the Susan- River as they prepare to work on roads in the Asokwa Municipality.
The MP also tasked the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to work out a relieve packages for the victims so they could have a place to lay their heads.
‘’I am saddened by the extent of damage by the rains and on behalf of government we will collaborate with all stakeholders including the construction firm and NADMO so we get relief for our distressed constituents’’, Madam Appiagyei stressed passionately.
On his part, Chief Akwannuasa Gyimah promised to follow up with the Chinese company to process a compensation package for the victims.
This, he noted is because the company did a shoddy work at the location where the waters overflowed its banks.
‘’I am saddened that this mishap should happen to my residents at this time when we felt all had been done to suppress and possibly eliminate the kind of flood situations we had in these communities anytime it rained’’, Chief Akwannuasa intimated.
Madam Appiagyei took time to visit students who are preparing to write the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at Asokwa, Atonsu and Chirpatre.
The MP also visited some project sites including Sukuria MA JHS where the Asokwa Assembly is constructing a three classroom block and Asokwa Amakom where the 12unit classroom is being constructed by the municipal assembly.
Madam Appiagyei charged pupils to take particular interest in technical education since prospects in such courses offered unimaginable dividends to those who pursue same.
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