Floods which rendered many people homeless and cut off several communities from Wa in the Upper West Region has been attributed to poor drainage systems.
The Upper West Regional Director of National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Mr Ahmed Mustapha has bemoaned the lack of drainage systems to deal with perennial floods that has characterized the region in recent years.
Mr Ahmed identified poor sanitation practices as one of the causes of perennial flood in the region and therefore demand attitudinal change in their quest to solve the flood situation.
Last year’s heavy downpour caused widespread flooding while rendering many people homeless in areas such as Jengbayiri, Kunbiehi, Dondoli, Mangu, Zingu and many others.
In July last year the NADMO has reported that an estimated GHS 1.5 million or more has been lost to rainstorms in the upper west region affecting 1,002 rooms and 17 classroom blocks whose roofs have been completely or partly ripped off
But speaking to Ahmed Mustapha on Friday during Mak Radio late afternoon talk show ‘’Maaliyiri’’ he assured residents that, Anticipated flooding in the upper west region will be reduced by 30% this year.
The NDAMO director assured that plans are far advanced to start the construction of drainage systems to solve the perennial floods in the region.