Severe rainstorm destroys 35 houses at Asuboni

A severe  rainstorm has ripped off the roofs of 35 houses at Asuboni, a remote village on the shores of the Afram Lake in the Kwahu South District in the Eastern Region.

Also affected were the community’s primary and junior secondary school buildings, which had their roofs completely destroyed in the disaster which occurred in the night of April 17.

Although no casualties have been recorded, occupants of some of the affected houses have taken refuge with friends and family members in the community of mostly subsistence farmers and fishermen.

 The community, with an approximate population of 200, has about 60 houses – most of which are constructed with mud.

 The District Chief Executive, Mr Joseph Omari, who visited the area on April 23 to assess the situation, assured the inhabitants of the assembly’s readiness to help them with construction materials, especially roofing sheets to rebuild their houses.

He also indicated that the school building would be re-roofed before school re-opened in the middle of next month to enable the pupils to attend classes.

The Assembly Member for the community, Mr Robert Azuma Kwadjo, and the inhabitants were hopeful that the building materials would be delivered on time to save the mud houses from collapsing due to persistent rainfall.

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