Bawumia visits Tamale communities hit by flood; mourns with families of deceased

Bawumia visits Tamale communities hit by flood; mourns with families of deceased

The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, has headed a government team on a mission to area’s affected by a recent flood disaster in the Tamale Metropolitan Area.

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The disaster had claimed the lives of two individuals as well as destroying several properties communities including Gumani and Kanvili Tuunaayili leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

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Dr. Bawumia said the disaster needed to be addressed immediately suggesting a demolition of structures which have blocked the path of waterways.

Bawumia visits Tamale communities hit by flood

Bawumia visits Tamale communities hit by flood

The Vice President expressed his profound condolences to the family of the late Hajia Fati Bapuni who got drowned in her moving automobile.

Dr. Alhaji Bawumia recognized her as his first grade class mate at Sakasaka primary school in Tamale.

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Present along with the Vice President on the fact finding mission was the Defense Minister, Dominick Nitiwul, Interior Minister Ambrose Dery, Information Minister Mustapha Hamid and National Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).

Bawumia visits Tamale communities hit by flood

Bawumia visits Tamale communities hit by flood

The Tamale Metropolis was rocked to its core when heavy rains lasting almost two hours caused a flood which tore down all in its path causing the death of two individuals.

Some thatch houses at Gumani, Gumbihini, Kanvili Tuunaayili, Wurishe, Koblimahigu and Fuo submerged while livestock and other valuables were washed away.

Bawumia visits Tamale communities hit by flood

Bawumia visits Tamale communities hit by flood

The root cause of the flood was choked drains and building on waterways, this the government team observed.

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