October 6, 2022

GAF Joins Rescue Mission In Flooded Communities In Accra

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has released images depicting its involvement in the rescue of some trapped residents in Tetegu and New Weija in the Greater Accra Region where flooding has been reported.

Personnel from the 48 Engineer Regiment of the GAF joined the rescue team on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

The GAF said their personnel numbering about forty (40), succeeded at rescuing over 100 stranded residents.

“The Tuesday 4 October 2022 exercise was conducted as part of OP BOAFO with about 40 GAF personnel partaking in rescue efforts around Tetegu, Sampa Valley, New Weija, White Rose and Top Down. Personnel were able to rescue over 100 stranded residents”, the FAF said.

Pictures shared by the Forces on its website featured the team in a boat afloat in a heavily flooded community.

Rescuees were led into these boats and dispatched to dry grounds, the pictures depict.

Residents of Ashalaja, Weija, Oblogo, SCC, Tatop, Sampa Valley, parts of Top Town and American Farm and Tetegu in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region have lost properties amounting to millions of cedis after a flooding resulting from the opening of the Weija Dam spill gates and rains at the beginning of this week.

Residents have blamed the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) for the flooding which has wreaked havoc in the affected areas whereas officials are blaming it on the recent rains.

Many have been rendered homeless by the disaster.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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