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Heavy rains destroy houses in Kpando

Over 250 residents have been rendered homeless following a rainstorm that hit Kpando and surrounding communities in the Volta region on Sunday.

The downpour which lasted for close to three hours, left one person injured and caused destruction to property worth thousands of Ghana cedis.

Roofs of 55 houses, schools and churches were ripped off, displacing the victims.

Other communities affected by the rainstorm are Fesi, Gadza, Dafor and KpandoTorkor.

The injured person is currently receiving medical treatment at the Margaret Marquart Catholic Hospital.

The Member of Parliament for Kpando, Mrs. Della Sowah said the rain which started around 2pm till 5pm has displaced many people in the area.

She added that the affected persons were stranded and helpless, while others are living with their relatives and friends.

She called on government and other benevolent organizations to assist in reroofing the affected houses and build the collapsed ones.

The MP earlier with the Municipal Chief Executive of Kpando, Mr. Elvis Gyampo visited the affected areas affected to empathise with them.

He said he is coordinating with the NADMO and the MP of the area to being relief to the people.

He added that they will be carrying out educational campaigns to sensitize the people on what people need to do in case of another downpour.

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