Residents of Weija and Gbawe warned over building in earthquake-prone zone

Residents of Weija and Gbawe warned over building in earthquake-prone zone

Ghanaian footballer, Asamoah Gyan, and tens of thousands of others who live in parts of Weija and Gbawe in the Greater Accra region, have been asked to relocate because their homes are in earthquake-prone zones.

Classfmonline.com reports that Professor Emmanuel Amamoo Okyere, a former Executive Director of the Centre for Geographical Information Science at University of Ghana, warned that it was only a matter of time until disaster strikes.

Residents of such areas in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, were left in fear following the latest tremors on Sunday, 9 December 2018.

The tremors shook buildings and created some fear and panic among the residents at around 8 in the morning.

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Prof Amamoo Okyere was quoted as saying: “The residents, including Asamoah Gyan living around that area, must consider relocating following the tremors.”

Asamoah Gyan opened his multi-million dollar home in 2015 to so much funfair and media talk. Even then presidential hopeful, Nana Akufo-Addo, was in attendance.

The tremors on Sunday generated a lot of debate on social media with many expressing fears as to how Ghana could actually deal with an earthquake.

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Some lamented what they felt was unpreparedness of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) even in less serious situations.

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