- Some residents of Amutsinu and Salakope have resorted to sleeping by the roadside after tidal waves destroyed their homes
- The two fishing communities in the Ketu South Municipality were hit by tidal waves which have dismantled their buildings
- Some of the affected residents spoke to Citi News
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Some residents of two fishing communities, Amutsinu and Salakope in the Ketu South Municipality, have resorted to sleeping by the roadside after tidal waves destroyed their homes.
The residents including mothers and children are compelled to sleep in the open where they are exposed to mosquitoes and bitter weather without electricity.
The situation has become unbearable and life-threatening, thus, needs urgent attention from the government.
Speaking to Citi News about their life-threatening ordeal, the victims decried that they have neither shelter nor food to lessen their plights.
Hini Gbegbe, a resident who has been made homeless disclosed that the tidal waves dismantled 15 homes in her compound.
''The sea destroyed 15 buildings in my compound, I have nothing left now. I am weak and cannot work to buy materials to construct.''
Midawo Agbokpa, another resident of Amutsinu Salakope is worried about the recurrence of the incident.
''The sea has been destroying our buildings for some years now. It started from Agavedzi and now at Salakope. I was sleeping when the waves broke my building and it fell on me. I shouted for help, all my belongings have been washed away and destroyed.''
According to the victims, it is also difficult for them to go about their businesses, adding that the situation has also affected schools in the area.
The affected residents are calling on the government to immediately come to their aide to deliver relief items to mitigate their plights.
In other news, the Kasoa Divisional Police Command has commenced investigations into the grisly murder of 11-year-old Ishmael Mensah who was allegedly killed by two teenagers for rituals.
The deputy public relations officer (PRO) of the Ghana Police Service, Sergeant Evans Enttiee, says both suspects, Felix Nyarko, 16, and Nicholas Kene, 17, are in police custody and will issue statements as part of the ongoing investigation process to give an account of the event to assist the police in its interrogation.
The suspects were arrested on Saturday, April 3, following a distress call by residents of Kasoa Lamptey to the police about the homicide incident.
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