Recent torrential rains have caused extensive flooding of several low-lying areas at Kpone-Gbetsile, the fast developing community in the Kpone Traditional Area of the Greater Accra Region and residents are cleaning up the mess.
Hundreds of residents, in the water low-lying areas at Gbetsile community near Ashaiman Micheal Camp have been rendered homeless by the recent rains which poured last week, disrupting lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
The floods have affected some plush houses in the area for which the residents are calling on the charitable organisations and philanthropists to complement efforts by the government to assuage the challenges faced by the victims.
They have, therefore, appealed for humanitarian assistance to lessen the plight of the people in the affected area within Gbetsile.
The Kpone Gbetsile has had a perennial flooding problem and residents are angry that the government has failed to deliver on its promise to solve the problem.
There were no casualties this year, but bridges and culverts were once again swept away. The rain soaked personal property and industrial material.
However, the Divisional Chief of Gbetsile community, Nii Teye Kojo Amankwa Sune I expressed concerns that if the rains persist, it could further cause destructions and push the Gbetsile into a humanitarian crisis.
He blamed the floodis situation on the attitudes of some land developers who illegally bought their lands from the unathorized or miscreant land dealers to build their houses on the water ways without recourse to building laws and regulations.
“In fact these are the problems we are facing in some of the the areas within Gbetseli which was not caused by me, the Gbetsile Mantse, Nii Teye Kojo Amankwa Sune I.
“Some of these places that the residents built their houses are water logged areas and they themselves were preview to the situation before they went ti buy these lands from unauthorized land dealers,” the chief noted.