Nigeria’s neighbouring country, Ghana is experiencing a natural disaster, as its capital city, Accra has been covered in a terrific flood.
The three-day heavy downpour, which started on Tuesday, 7th June, has literally buried Accra in water, bringing the city to a standstill and state of tremor.
There is a lingering fear that this situation could be a repeat of the deadly June 3, 2015, flood disaster, which claimed over 159 people and is tagged ‘the worst disaster in the history of Ghana.’
According to Myjoyonline, almost all the roads in the city have been under the flood threat with the road beneath the Circle bridge submerged in water. Vehicles coming from Ring Road cannot move through the flooded area except for some construction trucks and trailers. Lives have been feared dead, children trapped and some missing in this deadly flood.
“Residents of Accra have been thrown into a state of fear after news broke that parts of the capital have been submerged following heavy downpour in the early hours of today.
“According to media reports, areas including Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Dzorwulu, Mallam Junction and Kaneshie were inundated with water destroying household properties.
“Obviously, the ordinary people are not the only ones thrown in a state of trauma as ace HipLife artiste Kwaw Kesse, took to his social media page to express his concern, saying: “Let’s all pray for mother Ghana as the rains have started . . . May disaster not come our way again in Jah name . . . Somebody say amen!!!”
The commercial nerve center of the former Gold Coast is one place Nigerians love to visit, as it is close-by and cost effective to travel to.
Therefore, Nigerians need to pray for Ghana as some Nigerians, who are resident in Accra, may also be affected by this mishap and need intervention as well.