Four districts cut off, farms destroyed by floods in Upper West Region

Some four districts have been cut off by floods in the Upper West Region.

The affected localities are Sawla, Tuna Kalba, North and West Gonja.

Also, a portion of the Busunu-Daboya road has been washed away, creating heavy human traffic.

The Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), who described the situation as disturbing, stated that “NADMO is collaborating with the assemblies to work and improve the condition on these roads.”

Four districts cut off, farms destroyed by floods in Upper West Region

Due to the severity of the matter, the North Gonja District Assembly has banned vehicular movement from Busunu and Daboya.

Farmlands in the enclave have not been spared with livestock being affected the most.

According to the District Chief Executive of North Gonja, Adam Elliasu, such a misfortunate could have been prevented if the constructors of the road had used larger culverts when advised.

Four districts cut off, farms destroyed by floods in Upper West Region

He suggested that the affected road can be re-designed or re-engineered.

Some people who spoke to JoyNews bemoaned the lack of means to reach the cut off roads.

“I’m a resident and outside Daboya. But I got here around 10am this morning and up to now not even the boat has come to help us cross over to my house ,” Rukaya Rahman said.

Four districts cut off, farms destroyed by floods in Upper West Region

“The Authorities must let the contractor pay for the suffering he has created. Everybody in Daboya is harvesting but can’t cross. So, to me, the Assembly should lift the ban on commuting,” another resident, Saaratu Drahamani insisted.