Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


Torrential Rains Floods in Northern region kill 5; destroy 1,105 acres of land

The casualties include a 13-year-old boy and a 60-year-old woman, whiles many more people have been displaced.

  • Published:

At least five people have been reported dead due to torrential rains which have led to massive flooding in the Northern region.

Accra-based Class FM reports that the casualties include a 13-year-old boy and a 60-year-old woman.

READ ALSO:  Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan laid to rest

The floods have also led to the destruction of several farmlands along the White Volta.

About 1,105 acres (442 hectares) of crop lands have so far been consumed, with many people also currently displaced.

The West Mamprusi Municipal Director of Agriculture, Matthew Adua, estimates that about 2,325 people have had their crops destroyed from 35 communities.

Among the communities affected by the floods are Kariminga, Biu, Dibsi, Kurugu, Siringa, Biu, Yinfio and Daboya in the North Gonja District.

Reports suggest that Government’s Planting for Food & Jobs (PFJ) programme is also under serious threat as many farms have been destroyed.

READ ALSO:  Ghanaian Fraudster: Kweku Adoboli to be deported September 18

Meanwhile, the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed has paid a visit to affected areas and victims to lend his support.

He said whiles government is doing its best regarding the situation, philanthropists must also come on board to assist with relief measures.

“I am calling on all others, especially the development partners as well as individual investors, to come to the aid of the region and the affected communities,” the Minister said.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Video This trotro mate teaching maths over phone is absolutely breathtakingbullet
2 Repatriation 73 Nigerian, Togolese women to be deported for...bullet
3 Daniel Domelevo Auditor General hints of looming dismissal?bullet
4 Wee Legality Legalize marijuana - Kwame Sefa Kayi calls on governmentbullet
5 Crime Armed men gun down Chinese illegal minerbullet
6 Disaster Bagre dam spillage kills 34, two missingbullet
7 Fake News We haven't apologized to Mahama - Spare parts dealersbullet
8 Tragedy 24-year old killed for allegedly stealing motorbikebullet
9 Peace Council Cutlass wielding youth disrupts peace...bullet
10 Forsaken Police officer abandoned after sustaining...bullet

Top Videos

1 Kofi Annan's daughter cries as she sets eyes on his bodybullet
2 Chained By Begging Anas’ latest expose has one message, don’t give to...bullet
3 Funeral dancers in Ghana The best funeral dancers in Ghanabullet
4 Video Obinim church members confess sexual sinsbullet
5 Video Lady in Owusu Bempah's sex scandal finally speaksbullet
6 Infrastructure Alert Mass grave on Accra-Tema motorwaybullet
7 "God is good"- Pastor Otabil explains Capital Bank collapsebullet
8 Ghanaian child without genitals lives throughbullet
9 Video I don't have time for sex - Obinimbullet
10 Video Man arrested for assaulting sons with...bullet

Local

X
Advertisement