The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has stated that it has become imperative for swimming lessons to be introduced to pupils in schools.
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This advocacy follows the rising toll of floods and recorded cases of death of children under 10 years due to floods in the Ashanti region.
Following the downpour on Monday, October 28, 2019, at Moshie Zongo, a suburb of the Kumasi metropolis, a girl on her way home from school, was swept off her feet by water, resulting in her falling on a sharp metal, leaving a deep cut on her head.
Speaking in an interview on Kumasi-based Angel FM, Ashanti Regional NADMO Director, Kwabena Nsenkyire lamented how sad it was that children are being swept away by floods in the Ashanti region in recent times.
"As at this morning, twelve children have died in floods and it is high time we taught kids how to swim in school; it is very important that we take this step”, he said.
According to him, the cases of school children being swept away by flood should be blamed on the negligence of parents, especially fathers who care less about how and when their children get to school, leaving the responsibility of care entirely on mothers.
Meanwhile, information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that some parts of the the University of Cape Coast in the Central Region have been submerged by flood waters after several hours of downpour.
According to YEN news sources on the university campus, it started raining yesterday, October 28, 2019, around 6:30 pm till this morning.
Our sources reported that there are still clouds visibly formed, showing signs of rainfall anytime soon.
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