By George-Ramsey Benamba, GNA
Accra, Oct 19,
GNA - Mr Prince Bagnaba Mba, President of Forum for National Equity has
called on government to treat the floods in the Upper East Region that claimed
about 20 lives as a national disaster that needs emergent attention.
appealed to residents in the affected areas to re-locate to higher grounds in
order to avoid subsequent torrential rains and their ramifications on their
Mr Mba, who was
speaking exclusively to the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra on the
floods in region also urged government to find a permanent solution the
perennial problem that claimed hundreds of lives over the year.
rains that lasted for over two weeks have claimed 21 lives according to figures
from the National Disaster Management Organisation(NADMO).
from January 2019, a total of 28 lives were lost in the floods, while 640
people are currently displaced in so many communities of the Region, with about
19 people also receiving medical attention at various health facilities in the
Mr Mba said the
spillage of the Bagre dam in Burkina Faso that claimed so many lives annually
should also be tackled to ensure that the practice was stopped.
suggested to government to expedite action on the construction of the Pwalugu
and other dams that would contain the situation by absorbing water from Burkina
Faso dams during the spillage.
Burkina Faso has not yet spilled the dam and yet we are recording this number
of deaths and I am afraid we could lose more lives if immediate attention is
not paid to the plight of the people of the region.”
Mr Mba called
on Philanthropists and Non-Governmental Organisations to complement the efforts
of government at re-settling the displaced people in the region.