Floods take over parts of Kumasi after Sunday's heavy downpour

Floods take over parts of Kumasi after Sunday's heavy downpour

- Torrential rain floods Kumasi

- The downpour even led to the postponement of a Hearts-Kotoko game

Sunday's heavy downpour in the Ashanti Region has led to certain parts of Kumasi being flooded.

Kumasi and its suburbs witnessed a heavy downpour on Sunday evening, with the rains lasting for almost three hours.

Floods take over parts of Kumasi after Sunday's heavy downpour

Sunday's heavy downpour floods Kumasi. Credit: citifmonline.com

Certain parts of the Ashanti Region became the subject of heavy rains, with a scheduled President's Cup match between Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara stadium unable to continue.

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Other areas that were also, subsequently, heavily hit by the floods included Aboabo, Asebi Junction and Asokore Mampong.

The rains were so severe that it left the Aboabo stream flooded, with residents being left to deal with the frustration of finding difficulties in using the steam's footbridge.

In 2015 a similar downpour resulted in the loss of many properties, while some five people also lost their lives in the process.

The then government - led by John Mahama - promised to take measures, including the dredging of the Aboabo stream, as well as the reconstruction of the steam's footbridge.

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The Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly also took major steps to help mitigate the challenges of the floods by demolishing all structures that were thought to have been built on waterways.

However, despite all the measures adopted, the area still gets flooded when there's a heavy downpour. Sunday's rains took over many roads and walkways, with motorists and residents struggling to move.

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Note, the heavy downpour even led to the cancellation of the President's Cup match that was going on between Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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