The flood waters and barracks
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan and the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander DCOP Christian Yohunu yesterday visited the Mamprobi Police Barracks following the flooding of the place.
The flood was so serious that many of the residents of the barracks were virtually trapped in their rooms unable to come out.
The IGP and the regional commander sympathized with those who suffered untold inconveniences as a result of the deluge which lasted several hours.
When DAILY GUIDE arrived at the station at 7am, the entire area (station and barracks) were engulfed in flood waters which spread like a big river and rising nearly above the knee level at places within the station.
The policemen and their families at the station were seen looking on helplessly and calling on this paper to help bring their plight to the notice of the authorities.
The Mamprobi Police Station.
A senior police officer who spoke to DAILY GUIDE regretted that though the flood is a perennial problem at the barracks nobody had ever shown interest in helping solve it.
He was apprehensive that with the onset of the heavy rains in June and July, the flood-waters could rise to higher levels and could enter the cells and the offices and the consequences might be grievous.
He suggested the construction of a deeper drainage system within the station which he believed will go a long way to solve the problem.
The officer alleged that the construction of a fence wall by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church along their common drain was a contributory factor to the flooding of the barracks.
The wife of one of the police officers appealed to corporate Ghana to consider their plight as an emergency and come to their aid.
Mr. Oko, a sympathizer who lives near the Police Station disclosed that the station was constructed in a water-logged enclave and the engineers at the time should have taken these factors into consideration.
DAILY GUIDE also found large pools of water at various places along the streets leading to Tema Station bus terminal making it virtually difficult for vehicular movement.
By Solomon Ofori
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