Perennial flooding Mahama donates to Aboabo flood victims

The president’s assurance came just two days after some angry residents of Aboabo demonstrated and requested for the construction of a new bridge.

  • Published:
President Mahama presented relief items to the flood victims. play

President Mahama presented relief items to the flood victims.

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

President John Dramani Mahama has assured residents of Aboabo, a suburb of Kumasi, that the Aboabo bridge would soon be reconstructed in a bid to tackle perennial flooding in the area.

The president’s assurance came just two days after some angry residents of Aboabo demonstrated and requested for the construction of a new bridge.

Last Saturday’s downpour killed one person and caused destruction to homes and property running into thousands of cedis. The most affected area was the Aboabo community where most homes were submerged by the rains displacing hundreds of people.

Aboabo flood play

Aboabo flood


The streets in the area also got flooded making it completely impassable. Residents had to wait for several hours before they managed to access the road.

They blamed the constant flooding on a poorly constructed drainage system and a bridge. The residents, on Sunday morning, staged a demonstration to express their displeasure about the situation. 

Responding to their concerns, President John Dramani Mahama assured them the bridge would be reconstructed to allow the free flow of water.

The Ashanti Regional Zongo Chief, Sultan Alhaji Umar Farouk, thanked the President for his swift intervention. He was hopeful the reconstruction of the bridge would prevent further flooding in the area.

The President was in the area to sympathize with Saturday’s flood victims. He was hugely welcomed by the Aboabo residents and some zongo chiefs.

Aboabo flood play

Aboabo flood


President Mahama presented some relief items including bags of rice, cooking oil, and mattresses among others to be distributed to the flood victims.

The President also visited Anloga junction, another Kumasi suburb, and sympathized with shop owners who were also affected by the flood. He assured them of expansion of the drainage system to prevent any future disaster.

The President was in the company of the Ashanti Regional Minister, Peter Anarfi Mensah, the Kumasi Mayor, Kojo Bonsu and some other government officials.

Credit: tv3network.com

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Watch Fufu is killing Africans - Pastor Mensa Otabilbullet
2 Tragic Investigation launched into suicide committed by KNUST studentbullet
3 Tragic KNUST student commits suicide over exam resultsbullet
4 Congratulations Ghanaian awarded CBE by the Queen of Englandbullet
5 Infrastructure Construction of Awoshie-Pokuase interchange to...bullet
6 Independence Celebration Ghana @ 60 cloth out; sells at GH¢240bullet
7 Sexual Rights Foh-Amoaning calls Human rights activist...bullet
8 Assault OccupyGhana demands justice for lady stripped...bullet
9 New Rule Parliament bans placardsbullet
10 Health Alert FDA shuts down Piccadilly factorybullet

Top Videos

1 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet
2 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
3 Night Life Some taxi drivers and their night driving experiencesbullet
4 Marine Drive Project Time's up, but residents refuse to relocatebullet
5 Video Police officer attacked at Flagstaff Housebullet
6 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank...bullet
7 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible...bullet
8 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries...bullet
9 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
10 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in...bullet

News