By Laudia Sawer, GNA
Tema, Oct. 8, GNA – Parts of the Tema motorway
and other roads in Tema are under filth and debri after the early Monday
morning downpour induced floods began to recede.
Refuse which are regularly dumped into drains
and unauthorized places by locals, were swept by the flood water onto the roads
including the link from the Tema Senior High School to the P. V. Obeng roundabout in the Tema West Municipality.
Mr Ebenezer Cudjoe, Tema Metropolitan Director
of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) told the Ghana News
Agency that the Zoomlion Company had been contacted to clear the garbage from
the affected roads.
Mr Cudjoe urged the public to desist from
dumping refuse into drains as they would end up in the sea, roads or even back
into the communities of origin saying it had health implications to residents.
He said his outfit was yet to receive any
complaints of flood wreckage from residents of Tema Metropolis and Tema West
Municipality, an indication that the about four hour heavy rains did not cause
He however added that he and his team would
visit all the flood prone areas while urging residents who may be trapped in
their homes or in any part of the Metropolis should call NADMO officials for
assistance on the following toll-free numbers; 999, 0202014040, 0299350303,
0299350244, and 0299350620.
The Tema Metropolis had a total of nine flood
prone areas with Tema East mostly the Newtown area burdened with eight and Tema
central having one.
The flood prone areas are: Chemu lagoon, VALCO
down, Zigenshor, waterland, parts of Bankuman, Acheampong village, Abonkor area
and storm drain around GTMC, and Community Six SOS down.
The Tema West Municipality had 18 flood prone
areas which included Community 17 roundabout, Community 18 washing bay joint,
Community 20 Awudu Issaka down, Klagon, Sakumono Ramsar site, Abbatoir bridge,
Aponkye clinic and Devtraco.