Some victims of Wednesday’s flood are demanding compensation from government to help them revive their businesses.
The victims, mostly traders near the Odorna River, lost property running into thousands of Ghana cedis following floods that hit the capital city.
Nine persons also lost their lives to the floods, while some affected traders who spoke to Citi News say the disaster is a natural phenomenon which was inevitable while others have blamed it on negligence.
Traumatized and homeless, flood-hit residents of Accra are still counting their loses a day after marauding flood waters swept through their homes, washing away millions worth of property.
Although officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) say they have been on the ground offering relief assistance to victims.
Visits by Citi News reporters to areas affected by Wednesday’s disaster revealed that several hundreds of people are without food, good drinking water and clothing.
At areas such as Christian Village near Achimota, Domi Pillar 2, Adabraka Sahara, Adabraka official town, Graphic Road and Sodom and Gomorrah, there was evidence of massive destruction to residential and industrial property, goods and raw materials.
Workers at flood-battered offices along the graphic road, were seen cleaning and collecting flood waters left on their premises. Others called in huge haulage trucks to help cart tonnes of industrial raw materials damaged by the floods.
Along the streets of Accra, tones of garbage made up of electrical appliances lined the streets, with scavengers digging through the rubble in search for treasure.
Meanwhile, a dead body has been found at Manya a suburb of Ablekuma on Thursday morning as a result of Wednesday’s devastating floods.
The Assembly member for the Manya area, Kofi Acquah who confirmed this to Citi News said the body was found in a well dug by some contractors working on the road in the area.
Source Citifmonline Ghana