Floods displace hundreds in Savelugu Municipal

Source:savannanews24.com/Hamza Lansah Lolly:

Several houses have been submerged in water displacing over 200 people in the Savelugu Municipality following torrential rains that hits some parts of the Northern Region, Monday.

The affected areas include, Chahi Yalpalsi, Yiworgu, Kanshegu and Nakpanzoo.

One person died and several injured through collapsed buildings since the rains began on Friday.

Several communities have been cut off from the Municipal capital, Savelugu, as the 5 hours rain destroys bridges and roads.

Government properties including schools, health centers and others have also been hit by the rain.

The Municipal Chief Executive for Savelugu Hon. Hajia Ayishetu Seidu together with  staff yesterday visited the affected communities within the municipality that got submerged in water.

Accessing the situation, Savelugu MCE assured the affected communities of government support through the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), saying the Assembly as matter of urgency will mobilize relief items to salvage their plight.

The MCE hinted savannanews24.com that, a lot of livelihoods have also been loss as farmlands and crops have also been washed away leaving the predominantly farming communities with no source of livelihood.

She therefore appeal to philanthropists and benevolence organisations to as a matter urgency come to the aid of the affected communities as the central government only cannot do it.

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Savelugu MCE accessing the situation
Savelugu MCE accessing the situation

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