Tidal waves render several households stranded in the Volta region

Tidal waves render several households stranded in the Volta region

Tidal waves are said to have wreaked havoc again at Agavedzi and have rendered about 20 households in the area and some adjoining communities in the Ketu South Municipality in the Volta Region stranded after the waves hit their homes.

This situation comes barely some months after a similar incident left hundreds stranded in some coastal communities in the Volta Region last year.

According to reports, dozens of people are also counting their losses at Akplabanya in the Ada West District of the Greater Accra Region after tidal waves flood parts of their community.

 Assembly Member for the Akplabanya Electoral Area, Fredrick Tetteh, indicated that “the chief’s palace is currently occupied by displaced residents, and many are still stranded.”

He explained that a team from the National Disaster management organization, NADMO, and the District Chief Executive for the area were in the community to assess the gravity of the disaster.

“Fishing canoes and outboard motors have been carried by the sea while a number of rooms have been rendered inhabitable.”

For residents of Agavedzi on the Keta-Aflao stretch, they, unfortunately, have no option but to bring their belongings to the side of the major road while in total despair wandering in the open.

Some coastal communities in Ghana particularly in the Volta Region have had to grapple with this perennial tidal waves disaster which is troubling.

According to some of the residents they least expected the ravaging sea in their homes this early, considering the devastation they experienced some four months ago.

Experts have advocated that a medium-term solution to the problem is the construction of a sea defence wall.

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